Akeneo is a Product Information Management (PIM) software that centralizes product and marketing data for use across multiple channels.
Smartling’s Akeneo Connector helps users communicate with their global audience by automatically syncing product information from Akeneo to Smartling, allowing you to authorize this content for translation from within the Smartling platform. Translations are automatically sent back to Akeneo once complete.
Supported Content Types
Smartling’s Akeneo Connector currently ingests the following file types from Akeneo:
Products (base and variants)
Tip: Dynamic Visual Context is automatically supported. This is not a preview of the content as seen in Akeneo, but rather a pseudo-context of the copy.
Smartling’s Akeneo Connector does not ingest the following content types:
Related assets within a content type (e.g. Categories)
Measurement family labels
Akeneo Content In Smartling
Once you have connected your Akeneo account, you will find Akeneo content in the Akeneo tab in your Smartling project.
Navigating the Akeneo File List
The File List will include the following columns:
- Title: the name of the file in Akeneo.
- Smartling Status: the file's translation status in Smartling.
- Last Modified (Akeneo): the date the file was last modified in Akeneo
- Created: the date the file was created in Akeneo
Click the information icon beside the file name, to access the Content Details page. Here, you can see further information about that file, including the translation status for each language. From here, you can also Request Translations or Export Translations for that specific file.
Search & Filters
Choose between product, product models, and categories.
When Product is the selected content type, you can further refine your search by Product ID.
When Products or Product models are the selected content type, you can filter by categories.
Select the Include Subcategories checkbox to include asset sub categories.
If selected, you must also select the same toggle in Akeneo to return results in Smartling.
Find Products and Product models content by its family.
Look for Products that are enabled or disabled in Akeneo.
Locate files modified in Akeneo within a specific time period by defining a last modified date range.
Locate files created in Akeneo within a specific time period by defining a last created date range.
Search for Akeneo Products and Product models content by its product ID.
Choose to search by product ID by partial or exact match:
- The "In" and "Not In" option performs an exact match. Multiple IDs can be inserted using comma-separated lists (up to 50 identifiers) as input. Wildcards are not supported. The full identifiers must be used.
- The "Contains" option performs a partial match search.
Completed: Translations were successfully delivered from Smartling to Akeneo.
Failed: The file submission failed, or the translation delivery failed. A number of reasons can result in a failed status, but some of the most common are due to invalid regex causing placeholder issues in the file.
In Progress: The file has been successfully sent to Smartling from Akeneo, and the translation process has commenced but is not yet completed. If there is a case where translations are complete, but a network issue occurs, the translations will remain in progress until the Akeneo Connector delivers the translations to Akeneo on a successful retry.
Draft: The file is in the process of being sent for a new translation request. For example, if changes were made to the source content and your Akeneo Connector is configured to send the new content automatically for translation. The file could be sitting in submission queue or sitting in Awaiting Authorization
Not Translated: The file has never been submitted for translation.
Filter by the dropdown list of target languages configured in Smartling for the Akeneo project.