I am building my first Magento plugin that will hook into the event of when an order is placed, and export the order to a third party web service.
Now, rather than creating a separate table to store each order and its export status, I want to use the existing Magento Order table. Is this possible?
Also- I would love to be able to add a button or two to the Magento Administration Order section. Is this possible without modifying core Magento files? I want this to be a plug and play Plugin that doesn't require modification to core files.
If not, I will have to create a new section that the administrator can track the export status of orders.