Elastic Path Commerce Development

Registering Non-Entity Beans

Registering Non-Entity Beans

To register a non-entity beans, you add the bean definition to your extension project Spring configuration.

If you're overriding an existing bean definition, make sure the bean id attribute is the same as the originalm and that the class attribute points to your extension class.

For example, the ep-core/src/main/resources/spring/service/service.xml class contains the following bean definition for productXmlService:

<bean id="productXmlService" class="com.elasticpath.service.catalog.impl.ProductXmlServiceImpl">
    <property name="productLookup" ref="productLookup"/>
    <property name="categoryLookup" ref="categoryLookup"/>
    <property name="beanFactory" ref="coreBeanFactory"/>
</bean>

You have overridden this with this custom class com.elasticpath.extensions.service.catalog.impl.ExtProductXmlServiceImpl. To enable your overridden service, you need to add the following bean definition to your core extension:

<bean id="productXmlService" class="com.elasticpath.service.catalog.impl.ExtProductXmlServiceImpl">
    <property name="productLookup" ref="productLookup"/>
    <property name="categoryLookup" ref="categoryLookup"/>
    <property name="beanFactory" ref="coreBeanFactory"/>
</bean>
Note:

If your service only applies to a specific module project, you only need to add it to that module's ep-<module>-plugin.xml file.

Note: Bean Definition Clutter

Continually adding bean definitions to a single extensions module Spring configuration file can lead to clutter. To avoid this, use Spring's import element, to store your custom and override bean definitions in files within a directory structure that mirrors the default application directory structure.

For example, to override ep-core module bean definitions in the resources/spring/models/domainModel.xml and resources/spring/service/service.xml files, create extension Spring configuration files in the same locations as ep-core with corresponding names that have a prefix of ext- . Then import them into the ep-core-plugin.xml file as follows:

<import resource="classpath*:spring/models/ext-domainModel.xml"/>
<import resource="classpath*:spring/service/ext-service.xml"/>

Note that these files should only contain your custom and overriding bean definitions. Do not include any default bean definitions.