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    Akeneo DAM (Digital Asset Management) Extension

     

    Introduction

    Akeneo DAM (Digital Asset Management) Extension: The extension allows you to centrally manage all your media files using the DAM (Digital Asset Management) solution in Akeneo. Now, you can add/upload/edit/delete various types of media assets such as images, pdf, doc, etc within Akeneo PIM platform. You can provide detailed information about your media files for enrichment.

    Please Note – Akeneo DAM Extension is compatible with Akeneo Community Edition, Enterprise Edition, and Cloud (PaaS/Flexibility) Edition.

    Basic Requirements

    • This module works with Akeneo 2.0.x, 2.1.x, 2.2.x, 2.3.x, 3.0.x, 3.1, 3.2.x and 4.0.x. Download Akeneo from here
    • Node and Yarn packages need to be installed. Click Here
    • Also works with Akeneo Cloud Flexibility Mode which is a PAAS Edition of Akeneo

    Features

    • With Akeneo DAM, you can Add/upload asset by UI
    • Akeneo DAM helps in storing the product media data and remove the duplicacy
    • You can store Photos and Files with content in Akeneo
    • Support all file asset including images and other files like PDF, DOC, and all others
    • You can add an expiration date for assets
    • An asset can be exported in the CSV file
    • You can import asset with FTP
    • With the help of FTP, data can be added
    • Akeneo DAM Extension is compatible with latest Akeneo version 4.0.x
    • You can export/import asset
    • With this, you can upload bulk data
    • You will able to get Dam data from the external store using Rest API
    • With Akeneo DAM, you can work time and cost-efficiently
    • You can create and assign the categories to the assets.
    • Various Asset management actions for delete, edit, favorite fields, alt text
    • You can reuse the same image in different products
    • Can filter the asset using the different filter option
    • You can edit the asset with this module

    Video Tutorials

    Check out the following video tutorials below:

    How to setup DAM in Akeneo?

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    How to create Assets in Akeneo?

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    Module Installation 4.0.x

    Please follow these steps for installing Akeneo DAM (Digital Asset Management) Extension in your Akeneo PIM platform.

    • Unzip the respective extension zip and then merge “src” folder into the akeneo project root directory.

    • Goto config/Bundles.php then add the line:

    in return array.

    • Copy the “config” folder into akeneo project root directory for routing.

    • You have to navigate first to Akeneo installation directory (Ex: cd /opt/bitnami/apps/akeneo/htdocs). After SSH, you have to run the command to your Akeneo server by the terminal.
    • If you are using php-fpm. Then you need to restart the php-fpm services.

    Module Installation 2.x to 3.x

    Please follow these steps for installing Akeneo DAM (Digital Asset Management) Extension in your Akeneo PIM platform.

      • Unzip the respective extension zip and then merge “src” folder into the akeneo project root directory.
      • Goto app/AppKernel.php and add the following line in function registerProjectBundles()

    • Goto app/config/routing.yml and add these lines at top of the file
    • You have to navigate first to Akeneo installation directory (Ex: cd /opt/bitnami/apps/akeneo/htdocs). After SSH, you have to run the command to your Akeneo server by the terminal.
    • If you are using php-fpm. Then you need to restart the php-fpm services.

    Uninstalling Module

    For Akeneo Version >= 4.0.x:

    Please follow  for uninstalling the Akeneo DAM (Digital Asset Management) Extension. Run this command after ssh to your akeneo server by the terminal

    For Akeneo Version <= 3.2.x:

    Please follow  for uninstalling the Akeneo DAM (Digital Asset Management) Extension. Run this command after ssh to your akeneo server by the terminal

    Common Issue After Installation

    It might happen that even after proper installation, upon opening your Akeneo admin dashboard, you see a loading screen. In that case, do check for the following solution:

    • Webpack Installation: If you get the below error

    It means that a web pack is not installed in your system. Run the following command

    • Module routing.yml is not configured properly. Re-check the routing.yml file as mentioned in the 3rd step of Module Installation
    • Clear your browser cache.

    Set up in Akeneo

    After installation the module in Akeneo, You have to edit the user role in Akeneo. You have to navigate System -> Roles-> Permission and enable Webkul Digital Asset Management.

    After it, you have to create the Asset Group attributes. You have to navigate Setting-> Attribute -> Create Attribute and select Asset Group.

    After creating the attribute, you have to enter the details.

    For creating the product in Akeneo, you have to choose the family. So, you can assign the asset group attribute in a product family.

    Create the Asset in Akeneo

    After installation in Akeneo, You will find the DAM media icon.

    You can add an asset category in Akeneo. You can add the asset and in a category and subcategory. For creating the category, you have to click on the Setting -> Asset categories.

    After it, you have to click on the Media Icon and Akeneo DAM page will be open.

    You will find the Add Asset icon at the right of the screen. You have to click on the Add Asset button.

    A new page will be open where you have to enter the Asset code. Asset code is a unique code for a group of products and files.

    After clicking on the save button, Asset management page will be open. Here, you can upload the files and media.

    After uploading the media, you can edit the asset with Akeneo dam module. After clicking on the edit button, the image edit page will be open.

    You can also add information about the assets.

    • Favourite – You can enable the favourite icon. With it, You can filter the assets.
    • Title – Asset title explain about the assets.
    • Alternative text – With alternative text, you can add further more information about the assets.
    • Description – It describes the product asset.

    • Expiration Date – In this you have to select the date by which the asset will expire.
    • Asset Tag – These asset tag will help you while filtering the products.

    Asset Category-

    After submitting these details, you can assign the Categories to these assets. You can assign a single asset category or multiple asset categories.

    You can click on the save button on the right corner of your page. Now you can see the asset is added to the Asset list.

    After saving the assets in the Asset list, you can edit and delete the asset.

    Filter the Assets in Akeneo DAM

    In Akeneo DAM module, You can filter the asset with the-

    • Description
    • Created time
    • Updated time
    • Favourites products
    • Tags

    Filter the Assets with Description:

    In this module, You can filter the asset with description. For this, you have to choose the operator.

    • Contains – The product description contains the text enter by you.
    • Does not contain – The product description doesn’t contain text enter by you.
    • Is equal to – The product description is equal to the text enter by you.
    • Starts with – The product description starts with the text enter by you.
    • Is Empty – The product description is empty.

    Filter the Asset with Created Time:

    In this module, You can filter the asset with created time. For this, you have to choose the operators.

    • Between – You can filter the asset that you have created between two dates.
    • Not Between – You can filter the asset that you have not created between two dates.
    • More than – You can filter the asset after the selected date.
    • Less than – You can filter the asset before the selected date.

    Filter the Asset with Updated Time:

    In this module, You can filter the asset with updated time. For this, you have to choose the operators.

    • Between – You can filter the asset that you have updated between two dates.
    • Not Between – You can filter the asset that you have not updated between two dates.
    • More than – You can filter the asset after the selected date.
    • Less than – You can filter the asset before the selected date.

    Filter the  Favourites Assets:

    In this module, You can set the favourites asset. With it, you can filter the products. You will find three options in it.

    • All – You can filter the all favourites and not starred products.
    • Yes – You can filter the all favourites products.
    • No – You can filter the not favourites products.

    Filter the asset with Asset Tags: 

    You can filter the asset with asset tags. All the asset tag will be visible after clicking on the Tags icon.

    Product create in Akeneo with Akeneo DAM Module

    To create a product in Akeneo, go to navigate to Products and click the Create button. Now, you need to choose product type – as Product or Product Model.

    Now you have to enter the required SKU, choose a family, and click the Save button.

    You can add/upload an asset to the product with the asset group attribute.

    After click on the ADD/UPDATE button, you have to select the assets what you want to add in the product.

    After adding the asset, click on the confirm button. Your product details will be shown on the product page.

    Export Asset

    Create Export Job Profile

    You can export asset from Akeneo DAM Extension you can create export profile.

    To create a new export job profile, go to Exports>Create Export Profile

    After that enter a code, label, and select job type to create new job profile.

    Then click to Save button. Then click to Export Now to run the export job.

    After running the export job there will be option Download Generated File click on that to create a CSV file. You can generate file or zip.

    Import Asset

    You can import Asset in Akeneo DAM Extension. There are two jobs to import asset in Akeneo DAM Extension.

    • DAM Asset Import
    • Import via FTP

    DAM Asset Import

    To create a new import job profile, go to Imports>Create Import Profile

    After that enter a code, label, and select job type to create the import job.

    Then click to Save button.

    After that there will be two option –

    • Import Now – In this you can enter the file path to import the asset.
    • Upload a file – In this you can drag the file to import the asset.

    After uploading the file click to Upload and Import Now option.

    After uploading and running the export job you can check the execution details.

    Import via FTP

    To create a new import job profile, go to Imports>Create Import Profile.

    After that enter a code, label, and select job type to create the import job.

    Then click to Save button. Then fill the deatails

    Ftp Setting –

    • Host Name
    • User Name
    •  

    Then click to Validate.

    Import Setting –

    Enable Import Image/Files as a single Asset – Enable this option to import all images and files sorted in the mapped directory in Akeneo as a single asset.

     

     
     
     
     
     

     

    Import Directory as Asset and it’s filed as asset Images/Files – Enable this option import directory as Asset and it’s filed as asset image/file.

     

     

     
     
     
     
     

    Enable Import Images/Files in an Asset – In this, you can select the asset in which you can import the media.

     
     
     
     
     

    Extensions – In this you have to select the media file type like jpg, jpeg, png, etc.

     

     
     
     
     
     
     

    After filling the import setting click to Asset Setting.

     Asset Setting –

    In this, you gave to fill detail for the assets which are importing in Akeneo DAM Extension. Details like –

     
    • Make Favourite
    • Title
    • Alternate Text
    • Description
    • Dam Tags
    • Categories
     
     
     

    After filling all the details click to the Save button. Then click to import option.

     
     
     
     
     

    After running the job you can check the execution detail.

     
     
     
     
     

    Now, check the Imported Asset by navigating Media.

     
     
     
     

    Support

    For any issues related to this module, please create a support ticket at- https://webkul.uvdesk.com/en/customer/create-ticket Also, for any pre-sales queries or customization discussion, please drop an email to support@webkul.com

    Current Product Version - 2.0.0

    Supported Framework Version - Akeneo PIM 2.0.x, 2.1.x, 2.2.x, 2.3.x, 3.0.x, 3.1, 3.2.x and 4.0.x

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