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11Mar/1122

Creating Custom Magento Reports

Posted by Ben Robie

This post is going to be LONG. And not fun. To be honest, I’m not sure how some of this stuff works, but I do know that I have successfully created two different kinds of reports. Some things to note: You should never create reports off of a transactional table. Running the report could potentially [...]

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21Feb/112

Rewriting a Block Class

Posted by Ben Robie

As stated in the blog post about rewriting models, the ability to rewrite classes are a super valuable tool when you want to extend the business logic of Magento, or make tweaks to the core. Again, I will state that you SHOULD NEVER CHANGE THE CORE, and if you can help it, you shouldn’t just [...]

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20Feb/111

Creating and Using Blocks

Posted by Ben Robie

Blocks are the backbone of the V in MVC within the Magento framework. They are defined in the layout files and they know how throw markup back into the response via template files. In this post we will talk about how to create a block class and how to use one. There will be a [...]

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