Definition of a channel
A channel in Akeneo defines a selection of products and information to export. A channel can be a website, a print catalog, or a mobile application...
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What is the use of a channel?
A channel defines a selection of products and information to export.
It works like a filter on the product catalog and has the following properties:
- It is linked to a category tree (and only one!)
- It has one or more enabled locales
- It has one or several currencies
- It has a dedicated completeness
- It has its own measurement conversions.
A channel is also known as a scope in Akeneo PIM.
How many channels do I need?
You might need a new channel if and only if you need different content for the same attribute (for example, a Description for the web and another Description for a Mobile application) or if you need different completeness (for example, a Web channel needs 50 Attributes but the Mobile application only 30).