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I work in -precious metal industry- where item prices change every minute based on markets. At the basic level, UnitPrice=MarketPrice+Premiums per tier.

My questions are:

  1. If we want to import MarketPrices to Magento, should we implement a visual cron job that runs every minute and retrieve market prices through REST API? I suppose this is the only way but I want to confirm.

  2. If we override the functionality that calculates item unit price according to our price calculation logic (UnitPrice= MarketPrice + Premiums), do you see any issues with it, such as mysql indexes? Is UnitPrice indexed in Magento2. Do you see any risks?

Thanks

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