In this article, we will know how to create Akeneo attributes and attribute groups. But first, let us understand what is an attribute.
An attribute is basically a product characteristic. A product is usually created by different details like name, description, size, price, etc. With the help of attributes, you can export product information from Akeneo to E-commerce, Marketplaces, and Web Print.
Akeneo Product Information Management System helps in managing the product catalogue which is centralized in one place. PIM provides the solution for centralized, data collection, management, and filtration of the product.
For exporting the product information to sales channels, we make the attribute and attribute group in Akeneo.
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A product attributes is a product characteristic. Attributes are the features by which a product is created. Attributes contain the product information that you want to export from Akeneo to different channels.
There are different types of attributes are available in Akeneo.
Depending upon the Akeneo version you can have 14 types of attributes.
- Reference data multi-select
- For reference data simple select
- Simple select
- Text Area
An attribute group is the group of attributes by the help of which product is created. You can create an attribute group and can manage all the product features in a group. The attribute group is the collection of all product features.
Before creating an attribute in Akeneo you have to create an attribute group.
Create an Attribute Group
To create an attribute group in Akeneo PIM first you have to go to the Akeeo dashboard. to create a new attribute you have to click on Setting>>Attribute Groups. Then click on to Create option on the right side of the dashboard to create a new Attribute Group.
Here you have to enter two values.
Properties: In properties, you will get the option to enter the code. You can enter here your attribute group name.
Label Translation: In this, you will get a different locale option by which you can translate your label code.
Then Click Save to finally create the new attribute group.
Now you have to click on the attribute group which you have created and then click to Add Attribute to assign the attribute in that attribute group.
You can delete the attribute from the delete icon shown in the below image.
Create an Attribute in Akeneo
Now after creating the attribute group. You have to create an attribute when you will create a new attribute you have to assign the attribute to an attribute group.
If there will be no such attribute to which you can assign the product then you can assign the attribute to the other attribute group. This attribute group is the attribute group in which attributes can be assigned in different groups.
To create a new Attribute click on Setting>>Attributes>>Create Attribute.
After clicking on the Create Attribute option, a new page will open and then there will be 14 types of attributes you have to select the attribute type according to the Product feature.
After clicking on the attribute type you have to fill in the attribute details like Code, and Attribute Group.
You can fill in further attribute details like size and extension. After it, you have to click on the save button.
After clicking on the save button you can see your created attribute in the attribute list.
Here you can search the attributes, filter the attribute on the basis of type and group, and perform the action like edit and delete the attribute.
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