We are working on a fulfillment system for an online book store. Everyday we receive tens of CSV files (about 90 files) with data about purchased orders.
OrderId | BookTitle | Quantity | Price | BuyerName | ... 1 |The hunger games | 1 | 10 | John Doe | ... 1 | The Exorcist | 2 | 25 | John Doe | ... 2 | Superman | 1 | 5.5 | Jane Nose | ...
What we currently do:
The data need to be translated to our domain to
OrderItem entity,...etc. We load the file into dummy tables then use very complex queries to populate the
Orders table and
All the business logic is in the database (in the queries) so unit testing them is a nightmare. In addition we were requested to change the database we are using (not exactly, but something terrifyingly similar)
What we tried:
We are moving to a DDD approach where the domain model is the core of the application that holds all the logic and validation.
We tried to parse the file line by line and create the respective entities and validate them accordingly then save them to the database.
This resulted in thousands of calls to the database and sometimes the server runs out of memory coz of the thousands of records (around 90 thousand record/file) in a single file.
I know this domain is dead old and someone must have found a better way to handle such task. How do you process such huge files in your domain without suffering from performance?
- We are using a MySql database with PHP and Apache.
- The CSV file is loaded into a dummy table using something similar to this:
load data local infile 'orders.csv' into table dummyOrders fields terminated by ',' enclosed by '"' lines terminated by '\n' (orderId, bookkTitle,Quantity, Price, BuyerName,...)