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I need to override a Block from an external extension. This is my setup with the necessary files:

The module file (app/etc/modules/Mynamespace_Mymodulename.xml):

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config>
  <modules>
    <Mynamespace_Mymodulename>
      <active>true</active>
      <codePool>local</codePool>
      <depends>
        <mgs_auction />
      </depends>
    </Mynamespace_Mymodulename>
  </modules>
</config>

The config file (app/code/local/Mynamespace/Auction/etc/config.xml):

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config>
  <modules>
    <Mynamespace_Mymodulename>
      <version>1.0</version>
    </Mynamespace_Mymodulename>
  </modules>
  <global>
    <blocks>
        <auction>
          <rewrite>
            <auction>Mynamespace_Auction_Block_Auction</auction>
          </rewrite>
        </auction>
    </blocks>
  </global>
</config>

The block path from the extension:

app/code/local/Mgs/Auction/Block/Auction.php

and my structure:

app/code/local/Mynamespace/Auction/Block/Auction.php

with following content:

class Mynamespace_Auction_Block_Auction extends Mgs_Auction_Block_Auction {
    public function ... () {
        ...
    }
}

Tested it but the original block class from the extension is still used. I guess something is missing or wrong titled in the config.xml. Could you help me out?

Edit:

The original config.xml from the extension:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config>
    <modules>
        <Mgs_Auction>
            <version>2.2.0</version>
        </Mgs_Auction>
    </modules>
    ...
   <global>
        <blocks>
            <auction>
                 <class>Mgs_Auction_Block</class>
            </auction>
        </blocks>
   </global>
</config>
  • Could you post the original module config.xml file ? – Raphael at Digital Pianism Jul 6 '16 at 11:11
  • Hi @Raphael. Is there a specific part that you like to see? It's a huge file and i don't know if everything is necessary. – jbl90 Jul 6 '16 at 11:50
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    @Raphael I added a part from the config.xml of the extension – jbl90 Jul 6 '16 at 13:28
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I reckon you need to respect the case, for example in your app/etc/modules XML file you should replace:

<mgs_auction />

With:

<Mgs_Auction />

On top of that your block is not properly placed and declared.

Indeed you declared your module as Mynamespace_Mymodulename but your block is declared under app/code/local/Mynamespace/Auction/Block/Auction.php whereas it should be app/code/local/Mynamespace/Mymodulename/Block/Auction.php

On top of that ensure your module is in the app/code/local/Mynamespace/Mymodulename folder and change the following in your config.xml :

  <global>
    <blocks>
        <auction>
          <rewrite>
            <auction>Mynamespace_Auction_Block_Auction</auction>
          </rewrite>
        </auction>
    </blocks>
  </global>

With:

  <global>
    <blocks>
        <auction>
          <rewrite>
            <auction>Mynamespace_Mymodulename_Block_Auction</auction>
          </rewrite>
        </auction>
    </blocks>
  </global>
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    Thanks again for your great help! Your solution did the job. As addition, of course i also had to changed the class name to: Mynamespace_Mymodulename_Block_Auction – jbl90 Jul 6 '16 at 13:55
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You can just set your class to extend the class you are trying to override:

class Mynamespace_Auction_Block_Auction extends Mgs_Auction_Block_Auction

Set your layout update xml in config.xml file

<frontend>
    ...
    <layout>
        <updates>
            <mymodule>
                <file>mymodule.xml</file>
            </mymodule>
        </updates>
    </layout>
    ...
</frontend>

and remove in mymodule.xml layout, origin block and replace on your block for example.

<module_controller_action>
  <reference name='content'>
     <remove name='oldblock' />
     <block type="your_namespace/your_type" name="oldblock" template="oldblock.phtml">
  </reference>
</module_controller_action>
  • Hello @Naumov. Thanks for your help but I don't know if this would fix my problem. I need to override a function in the block class called "Auction.php". – jbl90 Jul 6 '16 at 13:34
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Rewrites are tricky. There are several options what could go wrong. As a first guess - in the config.xml, in rewrite section, in path global->blocks->rewrite->auction - maybe should be the mgs_auction, as I presume that this is the name module is called. To check what this tag should be, check Msg Auction's (module you're rewriting) config.xml, the section where it declares blocks:

<global> <blocks> <the_needed_name_is_here> </the_needed_name_is_here> </blocks> </global>

If this doesn't help, check that this block is used, because if it is it's child, then the rewrite don't work, as I am sure you are aware of.

  • Hello @Wladyslaw. Thanks for your help. I tryed your proposal but no luck. I've added a part of the original config.xml. Maybe you have another clue. – jbl90 Jul 6 '16 at 13:32

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