How to Create a Custom Entity and Use it as an attribute¶
Why Create a Custom Entity ?¶
In some cases, you may need to manage different entities than the one natively provided by Akeneo and link them to the products.
if you do not need to use your custom entity as an attribute, follow only the first part of this cookbook’s recipe.
API documentation of the Custom Entity Bundle : https://github.com/akeneo/CustomEntityBundle/blob/master/Resources/doc/index.rst
For example, let’s say we want to create a more advanced manufacturer entity than using a standard attribute option, because the manufacturer needs specific attribute itself like the manufacturing country.
- Creating the entity and the associated screens
- Creating an attribute type linked to this custom entity
- Importing your custom entity