Is it possible to reindex flat product and category tables without having them enabled? I need to enable them but it hasn't been done in 2 years so don't want to leave a live site for 20 mins+ with products and data from 2015!

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Have you tried to reindex through the command line?

For example Flat Category:

php shell/indexer.php --reindex catalog_category_flat

And for Flat Product:

php shell/indexer.php --reindex catalog_product_flat
  • I haven't, will try that now
    – eddhall
    Jul 5, 2017 at 9:33
  • did it solve your problem?
    – Mr. Lewis
    Jul 5, 2017 at 12:00

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