Magmi is an open system , based on 2 fundamental concepts
Engines define a processing loop that can perform processing based on:
- Engine loop logic
- Plugins that implement steps , on which plugins implement hooks into the Engine Loop Logic.
in 0.7 there are 2 available engines:
It's up to the engine to define : - Its loop logic "plugin call" steps entries - Which plugin types are to be called on each loop step entry
The Main Magmi engine is "Product Import Engine" , so this document will mostly focus on it
Magmi 0.7.x has 3 types of plugins :
How Plugins are called
Each time an Engine decides to call plugin on a particular Processing Loop step , all plugins that implement hook for this step will be called.
- Plugin call order is based on plugin file name (ie : 01_myplugin.php hosted plugin classes hooks for step "A", will be called before 02_otherplugin.php hosted plugin classes hooks for step "A")