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I would like to observe the event when the exchange rates are fetched from Webservicex. Is there such an event that I can observe? I haven't been able to find one in the docs and am not too happy with setting a up a cron.

  • What do you need to do with it? There is not one on the fetch but you can hook into the save. – David Manners Feb 18 '15 at 13:39
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From what I'm seeing in Mage_Directory_Model_Currency_Import_Abstract and Mage_Directory_Model_Currency_Import_Webservicex and the whole Mage_Directory module, there is no dispatchEvent() method included. You could just hook on events from basic save/update methods then.

You did not mention what you're trying to achieve but as a general advice, best practise in this case would be to extend the class on your own, put your own events in and observe them.

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    I have an extension that notifies a third-party site about changes in the exchange rate, by calling an API. I guess observing the directory_currency_save_after event of the currency model will easily suffice for the need. – Mridang Agarwalla Feb 18 '15 at 14:03
  • It looks like the WebServiceX doesn't dispatch any save events as it saved directly through the currency resource model bypassing any model saves. This doesn't seem possible unfortunately. – Mridang Agarwalla Feb 18 '15 at 14:48

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