I'm trying to create a custom indexer on Magento2.

I defined a mview.xml and one indexer.xml as follows:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:Indexer/etc/indexer.xsd">
    <indexer id="my_indexer" view_id="my_indexer" class="My\Indexer\Model\Indexer\Fulltext">
        <title translate="true">My Indexer</title>
        <description translate="true">My Indexer</description>


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:Mview/etc/mview.xsd">
    <view id="my_indexer" class="My\Module\Model\Indexer\Fulltext" group="indexer">
            <table name="catalog_product_entity" entity_column="entity_id" />
            <table name="catalog_product_entity_int" entity_column="entity_id" />
            <table name="catalog_product_entity_decimal" entity_column="entity_id" />
            <table name="catalog_product_entity_text" entity_column="entity_id" />
            <table name="catalog_product_entity_varchar" entity_column="entity_id" />
            <table name="catalog_product_entity_datetime" entity_column="entity_id" />
            <table name="catalog_product_website" entity_column="product_id" />
            <table name="cataloginventory_stock_item" entity_column="product_id" />
            <table name="catalog_product_bundle_selection" entity_column="parent_product_id" />
            <table name="catalog_product_super_link" entity_column="product_id" />
            <table name="catalog_product_link" entity_column="product_id" />

I can see the new indexer in the Magento backend and I can run a reindex from the command line, but when I try to modify a product from backend it does not trigger the mview as I would expect.

It does not call the execute method in the Mview or Indexer class, but it works correctly if called from command line.

Any idea?


2 Answers 2


Answer: https://github.com/magento/magento2/issues/8866

Generally, you should put your index in "Update by Schedule" state to make it works using mview.xml configurations.
Check this diagram: https://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.0/extension-dev-guide/indexing.html


You are missing a crontab.xml file. Specifics of each field can be found here

<group id="<group_name>">
    <job name="<job_name>" instance="<classpath>" method="<method>">

As an example see Customer moudule's crontab.xml

  • 1
    Why crontab is needed for mview? Shouldn't the execute method of mview class called for each modified row? Feb 25, 2016 at 20:12

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