The development of the Akeneo Connector for Adobe Commerce aims to establish a robust connection between these two distinct systems. Given the inherent differences between Akeneo and Adobe Commerce, specific choices have been made in terms of mapping and PIM modelization to ensure the success of this connectivity.
Please carefully review the following elements, as they are crucial to the implementation phase and are essential for building a successful and effective connection between these systems. If you are seeking information on the installation of the connector, please refer to the articles on the Connector Installation page.
If you were looking for information on the installation of the connector, please refer to the articles on this page: Connector installation.
Website channel mapping
In Adobe Commerce, the hierarchy consists of three levels: Website, Store Group, and Store views.
To align with this structure, the "global" and "scopable" attributes in Akeneo PIM are typically assigned to the Website level, while the "localizable" attributes in Akeneo PIM are associated with the Store Group. Furthermore, the Store level in Adobe Commerce is primarily utilized for displaying language-related configurations. This attribute assignment ensures a harmonious integration between the two systems. Refer to the data model comparison
|Adobe Commerce||Akeneo PIM|
|Website||Scopable attributes (channel specific)|
|Sore Group||Localizable attributes|
|Store view||Language-specific attributes|
Note: all global attribute values are allocated to the store with the identifier "0," serving as the default value when specific values are not provided for websites or stores.
To populate default attribute values effectively, it's imperative to map the “Admin website channel” within the Akeneo API Configuration section of the connector. This step ensures that the default values align with the specified Admin website channel for accurate attribute handling and consistency.
All default values must be filled with the specified channel, but be careful with the language: if the attribute is localizable, the value of the default language in Adobe Commerce will be taken.
For example, if the default language in Adobe Commerce is "en_US" and there is no value in Akeneo for the attribute in "en_US", the default value will be NULL.
Please refer to this page for more informations: Filtering and mapping channel, locales and currency
To associate your products with your websites, use an Akeneo select or multi-select attribute with a defined configuration. Your products will be assigned to the websites selected in the given attribute. If the value for this attribute is empty for a product, the product won't be assigned to any website.
Please refer to this page for more informations: Mapping products
Product models, or Configurable products in Adobe Commerce, are managed in the Akeneo connector for Adobe Commerce through a specific attribute mapping.
To manage Virtual Products in Adobe Commerce you need to map an Akeneo select attribute with Adobe Commerce product types in the connector configuration page. The other type of product available is simple product.
Please refer to this article for more informations : Mapping products