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Automatic Indexing

Magento reindexes automatically whenever one or more items are changed (for example, price changes, catalog or shopping cart price rules are created, new categories added, and so on). Reindexing is performed as a background process; your store is accessible during all reindexing processes. To avoid problems when multiple Admin users update objects that trigger automatic reindexing, set all indexers to …

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Manual Reindexing

Indexers that require manual updates have a checkbox in the first column next to their name (Product Attributes, Tag Aggregation Data, and optionally, Catalog Search Index). The example below shows one index that requires a full reindex (Product Attributes), an index that requires a partial reindex (Catalog Search Index), and an index that is up-to-date (Tag Aggregation Data). If the …

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Index Management

Indexing is how Magento transforms data such as products, categories, and so on, to improve the performance of your web store. As data changes, the transformed data must be updated—or reindexed. Magento has very sophisticated architecture that stores merchant data (including catalog data, prices, users, stores, and so on) in many database tables. To optimize storefront performance, Magento accumulates data …