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Add data to mails

Add data to mails


The mail templates in Shopware have access to a given set of data, e.g. the customer data, the order data, etc. Sometimes you want add your custom entity to that data set though, so you can use this data in your mail templates as well.

This guide will teach you how to add new data to the mail templates using your plugin.


This guide is built upon our plugin base guide, whose namespace is going to be used in the examples of this guide. However, you can use those examples with any plugin, you'll just have to adjust the namespace and the directory the files are located in.

Furthermore, you should know how to decorate a service, which is explained in this guide.

Adding data via decorator

In order to add new data to the mail templates, you'll have to decorate the MailService.

To be precise, you have to extend the send method, whose last parameter is the $templateData, that we want to enrich.

So let's do that, here's an example of a decorated mail service:

// <plugin root>/src/Service/AddDataToMails.php
<?php declare(strict_types=1);

namespace Swag\BasicExample\Service;

use Shopware\Core\Content\Mail\Service\AbstractMailService;
use Shopware\Core\Framework\Context;
use Symfony\Component\Mime\Email;

class AddDataToMails extends AbstractMailService
     * @var AbstractMailService
    private AbstractMailService $mailService;

    public function __construct(AbstractMailService $mailService)
        $this->mailService = $mailService;

    public function getDecorated(): AbstractMailService
        return $this->mailService;

    public function send(array $data, Context $context, array $templateData = []): ?Email
        $templateData['myCustomData'] = 'Example data';

        return $this->mailService->send($data, $context, $templateData);

If you don't recognise the decoration pattern used here, make sure to have a look at our guide about decorations.

As always, we're passing in the original MailService as a constructor parameter, so we can return it in the getDecorated method, as well as use the original send method after having adjusted the $templateData.

In this example, we're adding myCustomData to the $templateData, so that one should be available then.

If we add to any mail template, it should then print "Example data". You can use any kind of data here, e.g. an array of data.

Register your decorator

Of course you still have to register the decoration to the service container. Beware of the decorates attribute of our service.

Here's the respective example services.xml:

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

        <service id="Swag\BasicExample\Service\AddDataToMails" decorates="Shopware\Core\Content\Mail\Service\MailService">
            <argument type="service" id="Swag\BasicExample\Service\AddDataToMails.inner" />