How to import my PIM Reference Entities?
#What are "Reference entities" exactly?
Akeneo PIM Enterprise Edition has a feature called Reference Entities (Please take a look at our documentation "What is a reference entity?").
100.2.1 version of the Akeneo Connector for Magento 2, you can manage
Reference Entities data from these attribute types:
Reference entity single link
Reference entity multiple links
Akeneo Connector for Magento 2 Community Edition version
doesn't manage reference entities (because 'reference entities' are a specific PIM Entreprise Edition feature).
#How can I import "Reference entities" into Magento 2?
As Magento 2 does not have antyhing similar to PIM "reference entity", we decided to map these reference entities at the product level.
In the connector configuration page, under
Attributes, you can retrieve
reference entities with the following parameters:
Two modes are available to import each reference entity single or multiple links attribute:
No: The connector imports a simple/multi select attribute at the product level with localized labels.
Yes: The connector imports a simple/multi-select attribute at the product level with localized labels AND imports a text area attribute that contain all the data from the reference entities linked to the product (in JSON format).
|Connector parameter||Magento information|
|Get reference entities attributes||
This mapping operation therefore duplicates the data of PIM reference entities at the product level in Magento 2.
Please ensure that the amount of data generated does not slow down the synchronization of your data too much.