I just want to rewrite modifyMeta method on vendor/magento/module-catalog/Ui/DataProvider/Product/Form/Modifier/Related.php file and I have done following things in file but not succeeded.

I have followed the Magento 2: How to override Ui & Component folder files answer, but unable to rewrite the method.

Here steps what I did:

  1. app/code/Custom/Modulename/etc/di.xml
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:ObjectManager/etc/config.xsd">
  <preference for="Magento\Catalog\Ui\DataProvider\Product\Form\Modifier\Related" type="Custom\Modulename\Ui\DataProvider\Product\Form\Modifier\Related"/>
  1. app/code/Custom/Modulename/Ui/DataProvider/Product/Form/Modifier/Related.php

namespace Custom\Modulename\Ui\DataProvider\Product\Form\Modifier;

use Magento\Ui\Component\Form\Fieldset;

class Related extends \Magento\Catalog\Ui\DataProvider\Product\Form\Modifier\Related
    public function modifyMeta(array $meta)
       echo "In overrided class " , get_class($this);

Note: I am using Magento 2 Enterprise Editions 2.1.7

Any help would be appreciated.

  • Did you give a try using a plugin as you are trying to override a public function instead of using a preference?
    – Nikolas
    Commented Aug 4, 2017 at 12:13
  • No. Let me try with that. Commented Aug 5, 2017 at 13:11
  • @Nikolas : did not work. Commented Aug 8, 2017 at 12:34

1 Answer 1


I have overridden modifyMeta method by using virtualType tag in adminhtml/di.xml

<virtualType name="Magento\Catalog\Ui\DataProvider\Product\Form\Modifier\Pool">
        <argument name="modifiers" xsi:type="array">
            <item name="logotype" xsi:type="array">
                <item name="class" xsi:type="string">Custom\Modulename\Ui\DataProvider\Product\Form\Modifier\Related</item>
                <item name="sortOrder" xsi:type="number">130</item>

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