Need Help Inserting Products

Hi all, I could really use some help here. I have a temporary database table with over 700 products. What I've been trying to do is insert those products into the cs-cart database but I cant seem to get it right.

I make sure that my script enters the correct information into the products and product_descriptions tables, and the number of products will show up in the admin home page, but the products themselves don't show at all.

I'm sure i'm missing something quite simple here but i just cant see it, and was wondering if anyone could help steer me in the right direction.

are they marked as disabled or hidden perhaps?

Well in the products table there is a field called status which I insert an “A” into, which I would assume means the product is marked as active?