Importing and Overwriting Large Collection (~4500 items)

I have an issue that maybe someone has come across before. At our historical society, we use PastPerfect as our primary collection management system. However, we can easily export the collection to Excel (wonderfully with links to images included). Anyways, I have run into an issue with importing items, and I thought I'd find it here but haven't yet. Is there a way to import all items and overwrite the ones with a unique ID, or do I have to "Undo Import" every single previous import and then reimport everything?

Also, has anyone come across a fix to the import "in progress" getting stuck? I only ever get 219 or so in before it won't move any further.

Thanks -

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What tool do you use to import items?


Daniel Berthereau
Infodoc & Knowledge management

I currently use the CSV Import module, however if I need to change, that is more than fine with me.

Thanks for the response -