6.4 (current)

Prevent mail updates

This document represents an architecture decision record (ADR) and has been mirrored from the ADR section in our Shopware 6 repository. You can find the original version here
In order to guarantee an autocompletion for the different mail templates in the administration UI, we currently have a mechanism, which writes the current mail into the database when sending a mail:
<?php declare(strict_types=1);
namespace Shopware\Core\Content\Flow\Dispatching\Action;
class SendMailAction extends FlowAction
public function handle(Event $event): void
// ...
if ($data->has('templateId')) {
$this->updateMailTemplateType($event, $mailEvent, $mailTemplate);
// ...
private function updateMailTemplateType(
FlowEvent $event,
MailAware $mailAware,
MailTemplateEntity $mailTemplate
): void {
if (!$mailTemplate->getMailTemplateTypeId()) {
if (!$this->updateMailTemplate) {
'id' => $mailTemplate->getMailTemplateTypeId(),
'templateData' => $this->getTemplateData($mailAware),
]], $mailAware->getContext());
This allows us to also support plugin extensions out of the box. However, the disadvantage of this mechanism is a rather high load on the database when there are many orders and registrations in the store. It creates unnecessary load due to the mail templates in the database.
To avoid this load, we have implemented the configuration shopware.mail.update_mail_variables_on_send, which overrides this mechanism. We recommend, to set this configuration as soon as all mail templates in the store are configured correctly. You can simply set this configuration in your config/packages/*.yaml file:
update_mail_variables_on_send: false
This is only a temporary solution. We will create an alternative for this feature in the future, which will have no impact on the database due to high order numbers.