I have been importing basic product updates to inventory fine... seemingly everything the same and it now shows..
I have never had those attributes in my import file and its worked fine. An earlier import file checks ok. I am still saving the same using google docs... any thoughts?
If your file contains parameters that are not set included in the system (because you have not yet created the specific attributes), then importing will fail and the process will get stuck during the data check. Thus such a process is needed by the system where the attributes contained in the CSV file are identical that the system holds. Default Magento import process is quite simple but you will get stuck if sequence followed during the process is not matching to the default pattern.
If you want to have an easy-to-use solution with several other custom options, then the free Magmi application may be the answer for you from my side. This is basically an external user platform which offers you a number of import/export functions that are originally not included in the Magento system.
Thanks Ravindra for reply... that's what weird. The attributes below are what I have been using successfully.
sku _store _attribute_set _type _product_websites qty bin_location JDI16CAMO M Kitchen & Dining simple base 13 D140 greencrazy greencrazy
This issue might be caused also by incorrect file formatting. Make sure that it is UTF-8 w/o bom. Also column headers should be identical to database names. Additionally Magento may complain on columns that are required for import. Here is the article with questions and errors occurring during import to give you more details.