Within Creative Force, there are multiple ways for you to connect with a Data source and using Akeneo is one of the methods. You will first need to enable the connector here.
To create a Data source, go to your Studio settings -> Data sources then click ‘Add’.
After clicking ‘Add’ you will be prompted to the setup dialog, please contact your IT team to have the needed information.
Channel: Depending on your setup in Akeneo, you will see your option in the drop-down list.
Locale: Depending on your setup in Akeneo, you will see your option in the drop-down list.
Frequency: You can decide how often the data source gets updated automatically. It can be either Hourly - Daily - Weekly - Monthly. If you choose ‘monthly’ you will have to decide which day of the month. If you choose ‘weekly’ you will have to decide which day of the week.
Day of weeks: The day that the data gets updated.
Hour in day: The hour in the day that the data gets updated.
Minute in hour: The minute in the day that the data get updated.
After finishing setting up the data source, you can assign the data source to a client here.
In the ‘Last check’ column, you will find the following statuses:
Data ready: After successfully syncing for the first time, the status will show Data ready
Wait for first sync: No sync has been succeeded previously
Cannot connect: Creative Force cannot connect to the Data source. Please contact our support team for further details.
Syncing: Creative Force is in the process of syncing the data
Wait to map: The columns have not been mapped, after these have been mapped, the sync can start