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Upgrade Akeneo PIM from 6.x to 7.x

Updated 27 February 2024

The process of upgrading from Akeneo 6.X to 7.X is the focus of this blog.

Almost every buyer wants to check the pertinent product information these days before making a purchase.

If the company wasn’t providing customers with accurate information, they probably wouldn’t even consider making a purchase.

The comprehensive, adaptable, and powerful Product Information Management solution offered by Akeneo, one of the leading Akeneo PIM solution providers in the world, has made it well-known.

The Akeneo version 7.x, which includes new features for both the Community and Enterprise Editions, was just launched by Akeneo.

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In Akeneo 7, what has changed?

With a number of new features and enhancements, Akeneo 7.0, the most recent version of the well-liked opensource Product Information Management (PIM) platform, may assist organizations in managing their product data more successfully.

It also comes with Long-term Support Version (LTS), which will receive maintenance for an additional 18 months, ending in September 2024.

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Steps to Upgrade the Akeneo 6. x to 7. x.

Here you will find the furthermore steps that will help you to upgrade the Akeneo 6. x to 7. x.

Note: Please make sure that you have taken the database backup before the upgrade. Further, you have to check that the daemon is not running in the background.

Step 1: Firstly, you have to stop running Daemon.

Step 2: Take the MySQL Dump of your Production Database using the terminal or our Backup Connector.

Upgradation Requirement

Step 3: You need to upgrade the server component for the new version 7.x.

  • PHP 8.1
  • MySQL 8.0
  • Elasticsearch  8.4.2

You can check here furthermore information on server requirements:

You can check here moreover details of the “Periodic tasks & Crontab configuration“.

Step 4: In addition, you have to upgrade the “Virtual Host Configuration“.

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerName akeneo-pim.local

    DocumentRoot /path/to/installation/pim-community-standard/public
    <Directory /path/to/installation/pim-community-standard/public>
        AllowOverride None
        Require all granted

        Options -MultiViews
        RewriteEngine On
        RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
        RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php [QSA,L]

    <Directory /path/to/installation/pim-community-standard/public/bundles>
        RewriteEngine Off

    <FilesMatch \.php$>
        SetHandler "proxy:unix:/run/php/php8.1-fpm.sock|fcgi://localhost/"

    SetEnvIf Authorization .+ HTTP_AUTHORIZATION=$0

    ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/akeneo-pim_error.log
    LogLevel warn
    CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/akeneo-pim_access.log combined

Prepare the Setup

Step 5: The root of the current installation directory will be $INSTALLATION_DIR. Further, you need to run these commands.

$ export APP_ENV=prod
$ cp -R ./vendor/akeneo/pim-community-dev/upgrades/* ./upgrades/
$ php bin/console doctrine:migrations:version --add --all -q
$ rm -rf var/cache/

Akeneo PIM COMPOSER.JSON can be downloaded from the Github repository.

$  curl > $INSTALLATION_DIR/composer.json

Upgrade Process

Step 6: Moreover, for the preparation of the upgrade process run these commands:

$ export APP_ENV=prod
$ vendor/akeneo/pim-community-dev/std-build/migration/

Step 7: Please ensure that your environment is ready to be upgraded.

$ rm -Rf var/cache
$ bin/console pim:installer:check-requirements

After running this command if you will face any issues then you need to check the server required to process the next step.

Step 8: After that, you need to prepare the Front-end dependencies.

$ make upgrade-front

Step 9: Then run the final command to upgrade your data.

$ bin/console doctrine:migrations:migrate
$ bin/console pimee:data-quality-insights:migrate-product-criterion-evaluation
$ bin/console pim:data-quality-insights:recompute-product-scores

Above all steps will help you to upgrade the data from Akeneo 6. x to 7.x.

To know moreover details of the upgrade process, please check here.


The above information covers the steps of Akeneo Upgrade 6 to 7.

For any queries or concerns regarding the Akeneo, you can connect with us at [email protected] or you can also raise a ticket at our helpdesk system.

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