Sometimes it is necessary to enrich the data in the Makaira. This is realized by modifiers.

They reside in separate Shopware plugins written by you and are PHP classes that implement one of the following interfaces:

Interface Used for
MakairaConnect\Modifier\ProductModifierInterface Articles with its main article details and article variants
MakairaConnect\Modifier\CategoryModifierInterface Categories
MakairaConnect\Modifier\ManufacturerModifierInterface Manufacturers

The Makaira Connect plugin provides very easy to use events to modify and enrich the data during import.

This allows, for example, to create values for filters, to add content extensions to the fields or to concatenate several fields - all data is taken into account here. Makaira provides a naming of the new fields, which ensures the correct typing of the field. The correct typing is necessary so that the field can be used with the desired effect. Thus Makaira offers all basic data types int, float, time as well as several str types which are more suitable depending upon kind of the text. More details can be found under: Typing in Makaira Index

The removal of whitespaces in the article title will serve as an example here. The parameter $mappedData will contain the data for Makaira.


namespace MyAwesomePlugin\Makaira\Modifier\Product;

use MakairaConnect\Modifier\ProductModifierInterface;
use Shopware\Bundle\StoreFrontBundle\Struct\Product;
use Shopware\Bundle\StoreFrontBundle\Struct\ShopContext;

class TrimTitleModifier implements ProductModifierInterface
    public function modifyProduct(array &$mappedData, Product $item, ShopContext $context): void
        // To overwrite the title, regardless of any previous title modification
        $mappedData['title'] = trim($item->getName());
        // Or if you want to modify the mapped title
        // E.g. if another modifier changed the title already
        $mappedData['title'] = trim($mappedData['title']);

Once the class has been created and can be loaded by the autoloader, it still needs to be registered as a modifier. This is done in the services.xml in your plugin.

<?xml version="1.0" ?>

<container xmlns=""

        <service id="MyAwesomePlugin\Makaira\Modifier\Product\TrimTitleModifier">
            <tag name="makaira_connect.mapper.modifier.product" priority="999" />


The tag name makaira_connect.mapper.modifier.product marks the modifier as an article (with the main article details) modifier. Different tag names are available for other document types:

Tag-Name Modifier for
makaira_connect.mapper.modifier.product Article with its main article details
makaira_connect.mapper.modifier.variant Article with article details
makaira_connect.mapper.modifier.category Categories
makaira_connect.mapper.modifier.manufacturer Manufacturer

The priority of the modifier can be specified via Priority. This influences the loading order of the modifiers, whereby a modifier with a high value is loaded before a modifier with a lower value.

The function of the modifier can be checked using HTTP requests to the store.
See also: Signed requests with Postman