How can I rebuild (automatically) the modules sequence stored in app/etc/config.php in Magento 2.
Long version:
I have 2 modules I'm working on.
I installed them in the order "Module 1", "Module 2".
So in my app/etc/config.php they appear at the bottom like this:

'Magento_Wishlist' => 1, //core module
'Namespace_Module1' => 1, //my first module
'Namespace_Module2' => 1, //my second module

But after I installed both of them, I realized that Module2 must be loaded before Module1 so that some config settings from Module 2 can be overwritten through Module 1. (don't ask why, just bear with me).

So I edited the etc/module.xml file of "Module1" and added the "Module 2" inside the <sequence> tag.
But that has no effect, because the list of modules from config.php remains the same.
Is there a way to rebuild the sequence from config.php? I know that for 2 modules it should be easy because I can just edit it manually, but I'm curious if there is an automated way of doing it, in case I will need it in the future.

  • Did you try disabling/re enabling both modules ? Setup upgrade ? Oct 21, 2016 at 8:34
  • I guess that could work, but I was trying not to disable them. I was hoping for a clean approach. And I don't even think that both need to be disabled. One should be enough. You can put that as an answers, and If nobody comes with a solution that does not involve disabling modules I will take that.
    – Marius
    Oct 21, 2016 at 8:35

1 Answer 1


From the documentation: http://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.0/extension-dev-guide/build/module-load-order.html

If you change the component load order using <sequence>, you must regenerate the component list in config.php; otherwise, the load order does not take effect.

Currently, the only way to do this is to enable the component using magento module:enable <module-list>, where <module-list> is the component or components to which you added <sequence>.

  • Ah. Since this is from the documentation it must be the only valid option. I guess I have to go with this.
    – Marius
    Oct 21, 2016 at 8:48
  • I find that if you don't use the right keywords you can miss useful information on the documentation Oct 21, 2016 at 8:54

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