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Override Existing Route

Override Existing Route


In this guide you will learn how to override existing Store API routes to add additional data to it.


As most guides, this guide is also built upon the Plugin base guide, but you don't necessarily need that.

Furthermore, you should have a look at our guide about Adding a Store API route, since this guide is built upon it.

Decorating our route

First, we have to create a new class which extends AbstractExampleRoute. In this example we will name it ExampleRouteDecorator.

// <plugin root>/src/Core/Content/Example/SalesChannel/ExampleRouteDecorator.php
<?php declare(strict_types=1);

namespace Swag\BasicExample\Core\Content\Example\SalesChannel;

use Shopware\Core\Framework\DataAbstractionLayer\EntityRepository;
use Shopware\Core\Framework\DataAbstractionLayer\Search\Criteria;
use Shopware\Core\Framework\Routing\Annotation\Entity;
use Shopware\Core\System\SalesChannel\SalesChannelContext;
use Symfony\Component\Routing\Annotation\Route;

 * @Route(defaults={"_routeScope"={"store-api"}})
class ExampleRouteDecorator extends AbstractExampleRoute
    protected EntityRepository $exampleRepository;

    private AbstractExampleRoute $decorated;

    public function __construct(EntityRepository $exampleRepository, AbstractExampleRoute $exampleRoute)
        $this->exampleRepository = $exampleRepository;
        $this->decorated = $exampleRoute;

    public function getDecorated(): AbstractExampleRoute
        return $this->decorated;

     * @Entity("swag_example")
     * @Route("/store-api/example", name="", methods={"GET", "POST"})
    public function load(Criteria $criteria, SalesChannelContext $context): ExampleRouteResponse
        // We must call this function when using the decorator approach
        $exampleResponse = $this->decorated->load();
        // do some custom stuff
        $exampleResponse->headers->add([ 'cache-control' => "max-age=10000" ])

        return $exampleResponse;

As you can see, our decorated route has to extend from the AbstractExampleRoute and the constructor has to accept an instance of AbstractExampleRoute. Furthermore, the getDecorated() function has to return the decorated route passed into the constructor. Now we can add some additional data in the load method, which we can retrieve with the criteria.

Registering route

Last, we have to register the decorated route to the DI-container. The ExampleRouteDecorator has to be registered after the ExampleRoute with the attribute decorated which points to the ExampleRoute. For the second argument we have to use the ExampleRouteDecorator.inner.

// <plugin root>/src/Resources/config/services.xml
<?xml version="1.0" ?>

<container xmlns=""


        <service id="Swag\BasicExample\Core\Content\Example\SalesChannel\ExampleRouteDecorator" decorates="Swag\BasicExample\Core\Content\Example\SalesChannel\ExampleRoute" public="true">
            <argument type="service" id="swag_example.repository"/>
            <argument type="service" id="Swag\BasicExample\Core\Content\Example\SalesChannel\ExampleRouteDecorator.inner"/>