Magento Commerce, 1.14.x

Magento 1.x Software Support Notice
For Magento Commerce 1, Magento is providing software support through June 2020. Depending on your Magento Commerce 1 version, software support may include both quality fixes and security patches. Please review our Magento Software Lifecycle Policy to see how your version of Magento Commerce 1 is supported.

Index Configuration

The default mode for each indexer is set in the system configuration. For most indexers, the default mode can be overridden from the Index Management page.

For example, to schedule the category flat catalog and the category flat product index using your Magento cron job and to immediately reindex everything else, choose the following options:

  • Category Flat Index:

    Updates when scheduled.

    Product Flat Index:

    Updates when scheduled.

    All other indexers:

    Updates on Save.

To configure indexing options:

1. On the Admin menu, select System > Configuration. In the panel on the left, under Advanced, select Index Management.
2. Click to expand Index Options. Then, set each index to one of the following:
  • Update on Save

    Immediately performs a partial reindex when an item changes.

    Update When Scheduled

    Updates the index according to your Magento cron job.

3. When complete, click the Save Config button.
  • Configuration by Indexer Type

    Indexer Type

    Configurable?

    Catalog Category/Product Index

    No

    Configure only partial reindexing frequency.

    Category URL Rewrite

    Yes

    Also configure partial reindexing frequency.

    Product URL Rewrite

    Yes

    Also configure partial reindexing frequency.

    Redirect URL Rewrite

    No

    Configure only partial reindexing frequency.

    Category Flat Index

    Yes

    Also configure partial reindexing frequency.

    Product Flat Index

    Yes

    Also configure partial reindexing frequency.

    Price and Stock Index

    No

    Configure only partial reindexing frequency.

    Category Permissions

    No

    Category permissions indexing occurs automatically and is not configurable.