Administering Intershop

You are reading the AEM 6.2 version of Administering Intershop.
This documentation is also available for the following versions:  AEM 6.3  AEM 6.1  AEM 6.0 

Note

This document applies to both Intershop 7.4 and Intershop 7.4 CI (Continuous Integration).

Catalog Importer

There are a variety of ways to import product and catalog data. The product and catalog data can be imported when initially setting up the environment, or after changes have been made in the Intershop data.

The importer supports the following modes:

The product data is maintained in Intershop 7 software and made available through AEM.

The actual product information imported from Intershop or any other source is held in the CRX repository under:

    /etc/commerce/products

The following properties indicate that the products are linked with Intershop:

  • commerceProvider
  • cq:intershopCatalogId
  • cq:intershopId

Note

The Intershop implementation (for example geometrixx-outdoors/en_US) only stores product IDs and other basic information under /etc/commerce.

The Intershop server is referenced every time information about a product is requested.

Full Import

If required, before the actual import, delete all existing product data using CRXDE Lite:

  1. In CRXDE Lite, navigate to the sub-tree holding the product data:
        /etc/commerce/products

  2. Delete the node that holds your product data; for example, outdoors.

  3. Click Save All to persist the change.

To do the full import:

  1. Open the Intershop importer in AEM:

        /etc/importers/intershop.html

  2. Configure the parameters as required; for example:

    file
  3. Click Import Catalog to start the import.

    When complete, you can verify the data imported at:
          http://localhost:4502/crx/de/index.jsp#/etc/commerce/products

Incremental Import

  1. Check the information held in AEM for the relevant product(s), in the appropriate sub-tree under:

        /etc/commerce/products

  2. In Intershop, update the information held on the relevant product(s).

  3. Open the Intershop importer in AEM:

        /etc/importers/intershop.html

  4. Select the checkbox Incremental Import.

  5. Click Import Catalog to start the import.

    When complete, you can verify the data imported at:
          http://localhost:4502/crx/de/index.jsp#/etc/commerce/products

Express Update

The import process can take a long time so you can select specific areas of the catalog for an express update that is triggered manually. This uses the export feed together with the standard attributes configuration:

  1. Check the information held in AEM for the relevant product(s), in the appropriate sub-tree under:

        /etc/commerce/products

  2. Log on to the Intershop 7 Commerce Management application.

  3. Navigate to to the desired product.

  4. Click the lock icon on top of the page to lock the product for editing.

  5. On the General tab mark the checkbox Express Update.

  6. Click Apply and click the lock icon on top of the page again to unlock the product.

    file
  7. Open the Intershop importer in AEM:

        /etc/importers/intershop.html

  8. Select the checkbox Express Update.

  9. Click Import Catalog to start the import.

    When complete, you can verify the data imported at:
          http://localhost:4502/crx/de/index.jsp#/etc/commerce/products

Configure the Catalog Importer

The Intershop catalog can be imported into AEM, using the batch importer for Intershop catalogs, categories and products.

The parameters used by the importer can be configured for:

Intershop Product and Catalog Importer
(com.adobe.cq.commerce.intershop.impl.importer.IntershopImporter)

file

Note

When working with AEM there are several methods of managing the configuration settings for such services; see Configuring OSGi for full details. Also see the console for a full list of configurable parameters and their defaults.

Configure the Product Attributes to Load

The response parser can be configured to define the properties and attributes to be loaded for (variant) products.

The parameters used by the parser can be configured for:

Intershop JSON Parser
(com.adobe.cq.commerce.intershop.impl.importer.IntershopJSONParser)

file

Note

When working with AEM there are several methods of managing the configuration settings for such services; see Configuring OSGi for full details. Also see the console for a full list of configurable parameters and their defaults.

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