I am on Magento CE 1.8

I am using a 3rd party database to feed my database, as a source for products that change every day in new issues or updates (availability o not, etc..).

The question is about indexing: should I leave to indexing manually or on save ?


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By and large...

  1. Update on save will fire some (indexing related) events after a product is saved, so a full reindex won't be necessary after product updates.
  2. Manual mode won't fire anything, so product updates will run faster, but you'll need to re-index everything in order to see some changes in front end.

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