I am importing thousands of products into my magento DB, the only thing that has to be done manually is to save the items from GUI (admin product screen) other wise the items did not become visible on the website. Essentially, each item had to be saved to become visible and I was doing that using mass update extension, and quickest save was by updating status.
What I need is:
1) Right now, mass update is not working on status or anything - I get an error:" An error occurred while updating the product(s) status." And this error would come no matter what I updated on the items. So we have to fix this and
2) Find out why the items have to be saved once in order to become visible on the website after being imported. I would like them to be visible after being imported without needing to save the items