This module allows the customer to be informed as soon as a sold out item is available again.

1.0.0 2020-06-26 14:26 UTC

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Article Alert Module POC

This is a proof of concept to introduce hexagonal module architecture in OXID eShop 6.2

About the module

This module adds the possibility to create an email alert for out of stock products to the article details page.

The customer can enter his/her email address on the article details page which will saved with additional information about the article in a storage.

This storage can be consumed e.g. by a micro service which sends a notification if the product is available again. (Not part of the module!)

Image alt="preview of the module"


This module is a proof of concept and not ready for production usage in any kind.


  • The module is OXID eShop 6.2 and higher only
  • The module was built and will work on the OXID eShop Community Edition
  • The module should work on OXID eShop Professional Edition and OXID eShop Enterprise Edition
  • The module was tested on the OXID eShop Community Edition
  • The module was not tested on OXID eShop Professional Edition and OXID eShop Enterprise Edition


  • OXID eShop 6.2 Community Edition (or higher)
  • PHP 7.1 (or higher)

Module installation via composer

Default installation via packagist (recommend)

  • add the module to your shop composer.json
    • cd <shop root>
    • composer require patrick-blom/article-alert-poc

Alternative installation via GitHub (manual)

  • create a new folder called "thirdparty" with the subfolder "pb" at the shop root level (same level as the composer.json)
    • cd <shop root>
    • mkdir -p thirdparty/pb
  • clone the repository to the new folder
    • git clone thirdparty/pb/ArticleAlert
  • navigate back to the shop root level and add the repository to composer.json
    • composer config repositories.patrick-blom/article-alert-poc path thirdparty/pb/ArticleAlert
  • add the module to your shop composer.json
    • composer require patrick-blom/article-alert-poc

OXID eShop module activation (identical for default && alternative installation)

  • prepare the module configuration for eShop 6.2
    • vendor/bin/oe-console oe:module:install-configuration source/modules/pb/ArticleAlert/
    • vendor/bin/oe-console oe:module:apply-configuration
  • activate the module
    • vendor/bin/oe-console oe:module:activate articlealertpoc
  • regenerate the unified namespace and the views, because the module adds new database fields
    • vendor/bin/oe-eshop-unified_namespace_generator
    • vendor/bin/oe-eshop-db_views_regenerate


  • After the installation and activation the module is ready to use and integrates the functionality in the details_productmain_tobasket block on the product details page.
  • By default you'll find a file called article_alert_db under <shop root>/tmp which holds all information about the alerts.



Even if this is a proof of concept. The testing process should only be done in a development environment or CI pipeline.


  • Install the module as described
  • Prepare the OXID Testing Library likes described in their repository or use the oxvm_eshop / docker-eshop-sdk
  • Add pb/ArticleAlert to the partial module paths in your test_config.yml (e.g: partial_module_paths: 'pb/ArticleAlert')
  • Copy the from the vendor module directory to your shop root and rename it to
  • Adjust the settings in the to your needs (test database name, error reporting, etc)
  • Modify your and ensure that the will be loaded during the tests
    // bottom of
    if (defined('OXID_PHP_UNIT')) {
        include "";

Run tests

  • Navigate to the shop root
  • Run the test using the following command: php vendor/bin/runtests <absolute path to shop root>/source/modules/pb/ArticleAlert/Tests
  • Run the coverage using the following command: php vendor/bin/runtests-coverage <absolute path to shop root>/source/modules/pb/ArticleAlert/Tests

Run static analysis

  • Install phpstan using composer require --dev phpstan/phpstan
  • Run the static analysis using the following commands
    • Navigate to the <shop root>
    • Run phpstan with arguments vendor/bin/phpstan analyze -c source/modules/pb/ArticleAlert/phpstan.neon


The module is released under GPL-3.0. For a full overview check the LICENSE file.