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More extensive use of events
 
stevensurowiec
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Maybe I’m just not fully grasping the concept of Events in Magento, but this seems like a greatly under-utilized system and I was wondering if there were plans to setup better Event coverage. Right now it looks like some areas are pretty well covered by events while other, some very key areas (like viewing a Product), have very little Event interaction, if any. I think a more extensive Event system would allow developers to write modules that directly interact with the core system (without having to override it) which would be a pretty big appeal to a lot of potential users.

Just my 2c.

 
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Michael_1
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Hi Steven,

We can add more event dispatch calls by request.

Just let us know what do you need.

Thank you,
Michael.

 
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stevensurowiec
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Michael, that’s great to hear. What I’m working on right now is a module that will allow integration with a third party inventory system. For this I’ll need the ability to hook into a product while it’s being loaded so I can post to the inventory system and update the inventory that’s displayed live on the front end. I think a general event that was dispatched any time a product is being loaded for display would be beneficial. I tried using catalog_product_load_after but that didn’t work.

 
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