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Overriding Inventory Controller
 
MCoder
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We need to pull inventory information from an entirely different system so we feel we have two choices:

1. We can do a chron job to sync inventory every hour.
2. We can pull inventory from a different system via a REST API.

Naturally, we preference the real time (#2) solution because we feel that the architecture is a better representation of what is going on.  Conversely, a chron job presents problems like, “Did the chron job run recently?” or “Was it successful?” and we would much prefer to avoid this kind of confusion.

So my question is, which controllers manage inventory for a catalog product and is it as simple as rewriting these and placing them in the local folder or is inventory coupled to too many systems?

 
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Hello,

You need to use Magento products import. It will allow updating the product quantity and stock statuses from your system. Other words, you need to export the data from your system, format them in CSV file as to that import format, which you will use and then import the products. Also, as a variant, you can use Magmi, it imports very fast and allows updating only those attributes, which are necessary.

 
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MCoder
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Unfortunately, it has to be realtime.  Is there another way to do it at the data controller level in Magento?

 
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