Deprecated feature: Overview of the mass load utilities

The mass load utilities provide an efficient way to load large amount of data. The Data Load utility, which is an enhanced business object based loading utility, is the recommended loading utility.

To load large amounts of data and to update data in your WebSphere Commerce database with the mass load utilities, follow these basic steps:

  1. Generate a document type definition (DTD) with the dtdgen utility.
  2. Resolve identifiers in the input files with the idresgen utility.
  3. Load the data with the massload utility.
  4. Load managed files with the fileloader utility.

The following diagram illustrates the basic loading process:

Loading Process: Before you load data into WebSphere Commerce, you must generate a document type definition (DTD) and resolve identifiers in the input files. To generate this definition and resolve identifiers, use the dtdgen utility and idresgen utility and then, load the data into your database.