Testing out observers and following tutos , i have created an observer for 'catalog_product_save_after' that worked. But searching through the files i cannot find the Mage::dispatchEvent('catalog_product_save_after');

How is this possible?

This question is interesting for me because at first the observer i have setted was not working and i thought it was because the event were simply not existing.

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    It has to be somewhere, but the declaration doesn't always go the way you pointed out, it's sometimes like $this->_eventPrefix.'_save_after' you see? – Julien Lachal May 13 '14 at 15:10
  • not easy to verify if an event is indeed existing in our version – Matoeil May 13 '14 at 15:21
  • Indeed. But are you sure that it wasn't fired because of Magento? or is it because your product didn't meet the requirements for it to be fired? – Julien Lachal May 13 '14 at 15:36
  • it was initially not fired because of errors in my config.xml – Matoeil May 13 '14 at 15:55
  • I see, is it ok now? – Julien Lachal May 13 '14 at 16:02

i strongly recommend to set this observer as a tool to trace possible hooks when working in creating new observer for any specific event

How to Know The Magento Event that We Want to Hook

thus i have created in the module Logevent the config.xml

     <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>






and the Model/observer.php


 class Maticode_Logevent_Model_Observer {
public function controller_action_predispatch($observer) {
    Mage::log ( $observer->getEvent ()->getControllerAction ()->getFullActionName (),null, 'eventlog.log' );

This way , in the

        var/log/eventlog.log file  

i can visualize a possible hook on any tested actions

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