I'm importing a bunch or products with Magmi, after each import I need to re-index for the products to show up on the frontend. Do I need to re-index everything?

This is what I'm re-indexing

  • Product Attributes
  • Product Prices
  • Catalog URL Rewrites
  • Product Flat Data
  • Category Flat Data
  • Category Products
  • Catalog Search
  • Stock Status
  • Tag Aggregation Data

Do I need to re-index all of these or just a select few?

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you don't need to reindex Category Flat Data and Product Attributes if you import only products.
Most probably you don't need to reindex Tag Aggregation Data either since no new tags are added.
The rest are mandatory.

  • for Category Flat Data what if I assign the products to a category? Or is this index just for when I add or modify a category? Also I would have thought Product Attributes would need to be re-indexed as I added products with new attributes, I guess it is just for when you add or modify attributes
    – Holly
    Commented Aug 20, 2015 at 15:39
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    If you add new attributes you need to reindex the product attributes. And the flat category index needs rebuilding only if you modify the categories.
    – Marius
    Commented Aug 20, 2015 at 16:12

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