How long does it take to import?

handmadesask
Tourist
6 0 8

I started importing my csv file and it's been sitting there with the circle going for 30 mins. How long is this supposed to take? Do I just leave it to go? Do I try again? There's 3100 products, no pictures

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Lilith
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
470 52 122

Hi, @handmadesask!

 

My name is Lilith, I'm on the Social Care team at Shopify.

 

Uploading a CSV can take anywhere from a minute to several hours depending on how large the document is.

 

There is a limit to 15 MB for each CSV that you upload.

 

Given the limit, if your CSV file is below that and is taking longer than a few minutes to upload, the most likely cause is that it's a large file and the system is working on each line to read and add the object into the admin.

 

Because Products have quite a few details that need to be placed in the right places, the system will not rush through the process.

 

For your file being 3100 lines, you may have an hour or two before it completes. If the screen says that it's working on uploading the file and the circle is spinning, you can leave the page and continue working on anything else you need.

 

It will continue working in the background without interfering in the rest of the pages you need to work on.

 

As soon as the file has imported, you'll receive an email letting you know the results and if there were any errors.

 

Please don't upload again as that can cause the first file to get stuck in the queue there and it won't finish uploading.

 

Let me know how you do with the information above! I'm happy to answer any questions you think of as you work on your business.

Lilith | Social Care @ Shopify 
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handmadesask
Tourist
6 0 8
I left it to sit overnight and the circle was still spinning. Nothing
uploaded.
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AlexeyDD
Tourist
5 0 3

I'm having the same issue today.  I haven't had a problem in the past.

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Lilith
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
470 52 122

Hey, @handmadesask I'd love to take a closer look for you here.

 

I'm going to send you an email here shortly so we can work on this together.

 

 

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SpencerBloom
New Member
6 0 0

Hi Lilith, 

 

Is the same for a customer lists? I imported about 6000 customers about 5 days ago and it still hasn't finished. It seems to be at the same number of 1632 and hasn't budge now for the last few days. Please can you help?  

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gildacarbo
Tourist
6 0 2

Hi,

 

I started to import a file of clients (with around 5000 clients) yesterday around this time. I still havent received the email confirmation of the upload, however I tried to upload the next client file with 5000 more lines and it says it is still uploading the one from yesterday. Could this be an error? Is there a way to troubleshoot?

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Krystle-Wright
New Member
1 0 0

Hi Lilith, I need your help. I'm trying to upload a customer CSV file. And I think it might be stuck. So I need your advice on what to do to progress from here. It's a big file. 6,000+ and I have another 5,000+ CSV Customer file to upload after this one is done so I really need to get this done. It's been 24 hours stuck at 1,280 customers imported. Thank You for the help!

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Lilith
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
470 52 122

Hi, @Krystle-Wright! We can definitely help you out.

We’ll need to access your account securely with our live authentication methods in order to resolve this issue. While we’re not able to provide account-specific support via the Shopify Community at this time, we’d be happy to continue assisting you through live chat, email, or callback. Please visit https://bit.ly/3cJkx8V and log in to your account to create a support request.

In order to save some time, and help the Support Advisor you speak with to pick up from where you and I have left off, I am going to provide you with a summary of the issue as I understand it. You can share this summary at the beginning of your conversation with the agent to bring you both up to speed and help to get your answers as quickly as possible.

Issue Summary: CSV import is stuck & may need to be cleared out

This can happen from time to time if more than one file is imported without any of them finishing first, but normally if an import has many lines it can take a while to import. The reason being that it's populating with all the background data the system needs for you to easily manage those imports in the admin. Don't worry, we'll see if it's stuck or if it's just taking a bit of time to set up in the admin.

Lilith | Social Care @ Shopify 
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