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    How does Middleware work with BigCommerce Akeneo Connector?

    Updated 20 April 2022

    Using the middleware Akeneo PIM Connector allows you to connect your Akeneo to any third-party eCommerce system. It also does, make the abstraction of functionality between two systems easier.

    It is a constructor that enables you to create a linear data processing flow, also known as a pipeline, for data export from Akeneo PIM to BigCommerce.

    On the BigCommerce end, the Connector uses GraphicQL for translations. Data export for Products and Collections via the REST Admin API.



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    You’ll learn how Middleware works with the BigCommerce Akeneo Connector in this document. Furthermore, you can use this connector to connect your BigCommerce store to the Akeneo PIM platform.


    Growth Edition:

    Growth Edtion is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) PIM. Fast Deployment, Automatic Upgrades, Scalable, and Adaptable PIM Results are all included in the Growth Edition.

    We use Middleware software to set up the BigCommerce Akeneo Connector. Therefore we use Akeneo API for the integration.


    Enterprise Serenity Mode:

    Enterprise Serenity is also a SaaS-ground like Growth. Furthermore, EE has some advanced features like Asset Manager, Reference Realities, and Advance Rights Management.

    So, now BigCommerce Akeneo Connector is compatible with the Akeneo EE Serenity with Middleware software ( Developed by Webkul)SaaS- Ground Akeneo.

    Key Features

    • Using this connector to install or operate the connector no coding skills are required.
    • Export of image assets at product level into BigCommerce.
    • Export of image assets at product model level into BigCommerce.

    Basic Details for the Connector Configuration

    These details are mandatory for the Middleware Akeneo PIM Connector configuration.

    1) Admin Akeneo Details(With the Connection Permission)

    • Admin URL
    • User Name
    • Password


    2) Provide the following details after creating the Akeneo API Connection.

    • Admin URL
    • Client ID
    • Secret Key
    • User Name
    • Password

    Setup for BigCommerce Akeneo Connector with Middleware?

    Firstly, go to BigCommerce Connector > Akeneo API connection detail and add the API credentials.

    Akeneo API Connection Detail

    Please Note – We require API to link the Akeneo and BigCommerce to the middleware.


    Further, you need to add all the below details in the section mentioned below.

    • Akeneo URL
    • Client ID
    • Secret
    • Username
    • Password

    Next, click the button Validate Credentials to import all of your Akeneo product data into MiddleWare.

    Setup Credentials

    Here, provide the BigCommerce store details for the data you wish to export.


    Now, to add the BigCommerce credentials click the button Create Credentials.



    Here add the API path, Client id, Client Secret and Access Token must all be entered on the Credentials page.

    Please select the Attribute Mapping option from the drop-down menu. All of the product fields that can be synchronized with Akeneo characteristics may be found on the left.

    You must select the Akeneo property that will be mapped to the BigCommerce product field in the middle.



    Other Setting

    In this, you can export metric value to the BigCommerce custom field. 

    Logs Setting

    You may examine all the export/import procedures by enabling API Request Logs and Enable API Response Log in other settings. Any errors or problems encountered throughout the export/import procedure will be evident.


    Creating Export Job

    You must now establish a job profile in order to export your product data. 


    To begin, navigate to Exports > Create Export Profile as shown in the above image.


    Then, choose BigCommerce Export Job and input a unique code and label.


    After that click on the Save button.

    After saving the profile go to the Content section and select the channel where your products will be exported.

    Now for saving the export profile, go to the Content section then select Locale and Currency for the exported products.


    Filter Products To Export

    You can decide which products you want to export and filter them using various options. To export a specific product you can enter its SKU in Identifier. After that click on Save.

    After that, you can select credentials and then click the Save button as shown below.


    Execution Process

    Once you have filtered the products and saved your export job profile, click the Export Now button.


    You can check the number of products and product models exported from Akeneo to BigCommerce, as well as the status as completed after the execution process is complete.



    So, that was much about the How does Middleware work with BigCommerce Akeneo Connector?

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