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Akeneo UI Reference Entity: It provides the UI interface to create the entity and manage the entities' value with the UI. It helps to manage reference data and related views inside the Akeneo PIM. In this, you can create multiple reference entity and you can add this created entity in the Reference data simple select and Reference data multi-select attribute with this you can add the entity in the products.

For the Akeneo installation, your Akeneo server should meet these system requirements.

Please Note: Akeneo UI Reference entity is compatible with Community Edition, Enterprise Edition, and Cloud (PaaS/Flexibility) Edition of Akeneo.

Highlighted Features

Create Reference Entity

The admin can create a reference entity and can add multiple entities.

Reference Data Support

The created entity supports both Reference data Simple and Multiple select attributes.

Field Value

You can add multiple field values. There are 8 types of fields that are text, number, boolean, Json, date, image, simple select, and multi-select.

Filter Field Value

You can filter the field value by the code, short order and the created fields.

Entity Mapping

Entity mapping plays a crucial role as it allows you to do the following:

  • You can create a reference entity data.
  • You can add multiple entities.
  • You can edit and delete the entity.
  • You can add field values.
  • You can add the created entity to the Akeneo attributes like:
    • Reference data Multi-Select
    • Reference data Simple select

General Properties

In this module, you can add multiple fields in an entity. You have to fill some fields details to add the value in the entity like:

  • Field Name: In this, you have to fill the name of the field.
  • Field Type: In this, you have to select the type of field. There are 8 types of field types that you can use that are text, number, date, Json, boolean, image, simple select, and multi-select.
  • Field Length: In this, you can select the field length.
  • Field Required: In this, you have to yes if the field is required or not if not then you can select number.

Add Field Value

In Akeneo UI Reference Entity you can create an entity in that entity you have to:

  • Add fields and you can add multiple fields.
  • Add field values and you can add multiple field values
  • You have to fill code, short order, and created a field data.
  • Code: In this, you can enter a unique value to the field
  • Short order: In this, you can decide the entity field value sequence.

Field Value

In this module, the field value is the option in which you can add different values in the filed that was created by you while adding the field value you can do the following:

  • You can search the value by code.
  • You can filter by a short order.
  • In this, you can add multiple field values.
  • You can edit the field value to make changes in the field value.
  • You can delete the entity field if not required.


  • Create a Reference Entity of Type Simple and Multiple in Akeneo.
  • Delete Reference Entity from UI.
  • You can add 8 types of fields text, number, boolean, Json, date, image, simple select, and multi select.
  • All 8 Fields are validated within the required criteria Create fields in a particular Reference Entity from UI.
  • Remove fields from a particular Reference Entity from UI.
  • Create multiple fields in one entity.
  • You can add multiple entities.
  • Add, update and delete values of Reference Entity fields from UI.

Akeneo 7.0.x Compatible -

  • In Akeneo Version 7, SKU is no longer mandatory to create a product and now UUID is the new product identifier. (CE, EE).
  • Smoother mapping and faster importing. (CE, EE).
  • Tailored export can help to improve the readability of your product information export by defining rounding operations for measurement values. (EE)
  • In Akeneo Version 7, you can now map columns in your source data to additional attribute types. (EE)
  • Tailored imports help you to clean up your HTML Characters (EE).
  • Using Tailored imports, we can find and replace specific words in Text and Text Area Attributes. (EE).
  • Now we are creating a table attribute you can take advantage of measurement. (EE).
  • Now we can use reference entities as a column type in the table attribute(EE).


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