What PIM data are imported into SFCC?

#Attribute types

The Akeneo Connector imports the following PIM attribute types to SFCC:

  • Text
  • Text area
  • Date
  • Number
  • Simple select (1)
  • Multiple select (1)
  • Yes/No
  • Metric (2)
  • Image
  • File (3)
  • Asset collection (EE) (4)
  • Price (5)
  • Identifier
  • Table attribute (6)

(1) The connector imports all attribute options with their translations.

(2) As metric attributes do not exist in SFCC, the connector converts this into text attribute type.

(3) As SFCC does not support the import of binary files other than images, the connector only imports the relative PIM path for this attribute.

(4) As SFCC does not support the import of binary files other than images, the connector only imports image assets binaries.

(5) As PIM should only manage "cold" information, your product price as well as stock information should not be retrieved by the cartridge. You should have a "direct" connection between your ERP and your SFCC for that. The PIM price attribute is only for the "reference price" of your product.

(6) Table attribute type does not exist by default in the PIM. Such attribute type has been developed as an add-on by our Solution Partner Flagbit, and also the Webkul company. Please note the Akeneo Connector for SFCC is compatible with any of these add-ons. As SFCC does not have a table attribute type, the connector imports table data into a SFCC text area attribute as a JSON structure.

#Attributes

The Akeneo Connector for SFCC imports all your PIM products attributes to Salesforce Commerce Cloud.

If you have some localizable attributes (attributes that can have different values per locale): the Akeneo Connector will import the content of these attributes in the different languages of a SFCC product.

If you have some scopable attributes (attributes that can have different values per channel): depending on your channel configuration, the Akeneo Connector will import the attributes values of the defined channel.

#Categories

Depending on your category configuration, Akeneo Connector for SFCC could import all PIM category trees.

Mapping between Akeneo PIM and SFCC:
The Akeneo Connector for SFCC maps PIM categories with SFCC categories.
Because your PIM categories has only one title while SFCC categories have more information (description, image, etc.), Akeneo Connector for SFCC will only import the PIM category title information to SFCC.

#Products, Product models

Depending on your product filter configuration, Akeneo Connector for SFCC will import products and product models of your PIM catalog.

Mapping between Akeneo PIM and SFCC:
Akeneo Connector for SFCC maps PIM products with SFCC products.

Mapping between Akeneo PIM and SFCC:
Akeneo Connector for SFCC maps PIM product models this way:

PIM Product models with 1 level of variation:

  • PIM product models common part with SFCC Variation master
  • PIM product models variation level 1 part with SFCC Variation products

PIM Product models with 2 level of variation:

  • PIM product models common part with SFCC Variation master
  • PIM product models variation level 1+ variation level 2 parts with SFCC Variation products

#Product associations

Depending on your product association mapping configuration, Akeneo Connector for SFCC will import your PIM product associations.

Mapping between your PIM and SFCC:
Akeneo Connector for SFCC maps PIM product associations with SFCC product recommendations.
Depending on your product association mapping configuration, each PIM product association type will be mapped with SFCC product recommendation type.

** Since Akeneo Connector for SFCC V19.3.3 ** Akeneo Connector for SFCC can also map PIM product associations with SFCC product links.
Depending on your product association mapping configuration, each PIM product association type will be mapped with SFCC product link type.

#Currencies

The Akeneo Connector for SFCC also imports all your PIM currencies.

Mapping between Akeneo PIM and SFCC:
Akeneo Connector for SFCC maps PIM currencies with SFCC Pricebook.

#Product groups

As there is no such thing as Product Groups in SFCC, the connector does not import PIM product groups yet.

#Reference entities [EE] [3.x]

The current Akeneo Connector for SFCC version does not take into account the import of Reference Entities yet. However, a new version is being prepared in 2019 to manage the Reference Entities in Salesforce Commerce Cloud.


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