With the Akeneo – Icecat connector you will be able to integrate in a very simple way Icecat standardized product information, such as specifications, marketing text, images, multimedia assets, PDFs and Energy label. Icecat data is available in 47 languages. Via Open Icecat, over 1 million product data-sheets of 300+ top brands is distributed for FREE (see the complete list here). Open Icecat is a sub-section of the complete catalog (Full Icecat). To learn more about Icecat, please visit: www.icecat.com
This extension allows to enrich an already existing catalog with Icecat catalog data. It does not import any structural content like categories or families.
In order to be able to enrich product data, the existing products must know the corresponding Icecat ID linked to the product. Existing Akeneo PIM attributes must be mapped to Icecat features with a CSV file containing two main columns: the Akeneo attribute code and the corresponding Icecat feature ID. An import profile is provided by the extension to help in this mapping step.
Once this mapping is done, the products data will be fetched with a cron task using Icecat XML web API.
This extension does not rely on Icecat taxonomy, and so there is no requirement or limitation on the Akeneo catalog structure. On the other hand, it is not possible to initialize an empty Akeneo PIM with this extension.
The connector provides a configuration screen to set some important informations:
- Icecat product ID: the product attribute containing the Icecat product ID
- Description, Short Description, Summary Description, Short Summary Description: these are common data in the Icecat XML payload and they can be mapped to any Akeneo PIM text attribute.
There are 3 differents imports profiles in this extension:
- icecat_download_features: a profile to download all Icecat features and prepare the attributes mapping CSV file.
- icecat_import_features_mapping: to upload the final attributes mapping CSV file.
- icecat_enrich_products: this profile is used by a CRON task to enrich product content.