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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, XLS 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, and 2.3.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, XLS, and all others
  • With Akeneo DAM, you can work time and cost efficiently
  • Various Asset management actions for delete, edit, starred fields, alt text
  • You can reuse the same image in different products

Module Installation

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()
new Webkul\DamBundle\WebkulDamBundle(),
  • Goto app/config/routing.yml and add these lines at top of the file
webkul_dam:
    resource: "@WebkulDamBundle/Resources/config/routing.yml"
    prefix:   /
  • 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.
rm -rf ./var/cache/** && php bin/console pim:install:asset --env=prod && php bin/console assets:install web --symlink --relative && yarn run webpack && php bin/console d:s:u --force
  • You have to restart your web server like Apache, Nginx. Run the command for Apache web server.
sudo service apache2 restart

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

npm install --save-prod webpack
npm install
  • 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.

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 the 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.

You can also add information about the assets.

  • Starred – You can enable the Starred 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.

After entering all the information, 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.

You can also see the Gallery view of the product’s assets.

After saving the assets in 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, and starred products.

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 Starred Assets:

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

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

Product create in Akeneo with Akeneo DAM Module

To create a product in Akeneo, go to navigate to Products and click 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.

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 - Product Version 1.0.0

Supported Framework Version - Akeneo PIM 2.0.x, 2.1.x, 2.2.x, and 2.3.x

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