Register a custom rule via plugin


Shopware 6 comes with a new rule system. If you're wondering, how you can create a new custom rule with your plugin, make sure to read this HowTo.

This example will introduce a new rule, which checks if there's currently a lunar eclipse or not. The shop administrator is then able to react on a lunar eclipse with special prices or dispatch methods.


This HowTo does not explain how you can create a new plugin for Shopware 6. Head over to our developer guide to learn creating a plugin at first.

Creating a custom rule requires you to implement both Backend (PHP) code, as well as an UI for the administration. Let's start with the PHP part first, which basically handles the main logic of your rule. Afterwards there'll be an example to actually show your new rule in the administration.

Creating your rule in PHP

First of all you need a new Rule class, a good naming for this example would be LunarEclipseRule. It has to extend from the abstract class Shopware\Core\Framework\Rule\Rule. In this example, it will be placed in the directory <plugin root>/src/Core/Rule.

<?php declare(strict_types=1);

namespace Swag\CustomRule\Core\Rule;

use Shopware\Core\Framework\Rule\Rule;
use Shopware\Core\Framework\Rule\RuleScope;
use Symfony\Component\Validator\Constraints\Type;

class LunarEclipseRule extends Rule
     * @var bool
    protected $isLunarEclipse;

    public function __construct()

        // Will be overwritten at runtime. Reflects the expected value.
        $this->isLunarEclipse = false;

    public function getName(): string
        return 'lunar_eclipse';

    public function match(RuleScope $scope): bool
        // Not implemented in this example
        $isCurrentlyLunarEclipse = $this->isCurrentlyLunarEclipse();

        // Checks if the shop administrator set the rule to "Lunar eclipse => Yes"
        if ($this->isLunarEclipse) {
            // Shop administrator wants the rule to match if there's currently a lunar eclipse.
            return $isCurrentlyLunarEclipse;

        // Shop administrator wants the rule to match if there's currently NOT a lunar eclipse.
        return !$isCurrentlyLunarEclipse;

    public function getConstraints(): array
        return [
            'isLunarEclipse' => [ new Type('bool') ]

As you might have noticed, there's already several methods implemented:

  • __constructor: This only defines the default expected value. This is overwritten at runtime with the actual value, that the shop administrator set in the administration
  • getName: Just return a unique technical name for your rule here
  • match: This is where you're actually checking, if the rule applies. Return a boolean here, depending on whether or not the rule actually applies.
  • getConstraints: This method returns an array of the possible fields and its types. You could also return the NotBlank class here, to require this field.

Time to register it in the DI container via the services.xml of your plugin. If your plugin does not have a services.xml file yet, make sure to read here to understand how it can be created in the first place.

Your rule has to be defined as a service together with the tag shopware.rule.definition:

<?xml version="1.0" ?>

<container xmlns=""

        <service id="Swag\CustomRule\Core\Rule\LunarEclipseRule">
            <tag name="shopware.rule.definition"/>

And that's it, your rule is done already, at least in the Backend.

In the next step, you'll find a brief example of how the administration template could look like.

Showing your rule in the administration

You want to let the administration know of your new rule now. To achieve this, you have to call the addCondition method of the RuleConditionService, by decorating the said service.

For this purpose, you create a new directory called <plugin root>/src/Resources/app/administration/src/decorator and in there a new file. The file's name is up to you, in this example it will be called rule-condition-service-decoration.js.

import '../core/component/swag-lunar-eclipse';

Shopware.Application.addServiceProviderDecorator('ruleConditionDataProviderService', (ruleConditionService) => {
    ruleConditionService.addCondition('lunar_eclipse', {
        component: 'swag-lunar-eclipse',
        label: 'Is lunar eclipse today',
        scopes: ['global']

    return ruleConditionService;

As you can see, this is decorating the RuleConditionService by using its name ruleConditionDataProviderService, which is defined here. The decoration then adds a new condition called 'lunar_eclipse'. Make sure to match the name you've used in the getName method in PHP. It comes with a custom component swag-lunar-eclipse, which you have to create later on, as well as an label. Also note the second line, which already imports your not yet existing component.

But this code is not executed yet, because it was never included or executed.

Your main entry point for this purpose is your plugin's main.js file. It has to be placed into the <plugin root>/src/Resources/app/administration/src directory in order to be automatically found by Shopware 6.

In there you'll simply have to import the decoration file mentioned above:

import './src/decorator/rule-condition-service-decoration';

Custom rule component

While you've registered your rule to the administration now, you're still lacking the actual component swag-lunar-eclipse. As previously mentioned, you've already defined a path for it in your service decoration: core/component/swag-lunar-eclipse. Thus, create the following directory <plugin root>/src/Resources/app/administration/src/core/component/swag-lunar-eclipse.

Each component has to come with a file called index.js, defining your new component. Here's an example of what this component could look like, with an explanation coming afterwards:

import template from './swag-lunar-eclipse.html.twig';

Shopware.Component.extend('swag-lunar-eclipse', 'sw-condition-base', {

    computed: {
        selectValues() {
            return [
                    label: this.$tc('global.sw-condition.condition.yes'),
                    value: true
                    label: this.$tc(''),
                    value: false

        isLunarEclipse: {
            get() {

                if (this.condition.value.isLunarEclipse == null) {
                    this.condition.value.isLunarEclipse = false;

                return this.condition.value.isLunarEclipse;
            set(isLunarEclipse) {
                this.condition.value = { ...this.condition.value, isLunarEclipse };

So, first of all your component is named swag-lunar-eclipse, just as mentioned in previous code. It has to extend from the sw-condition-base component and has to bring a custom template, which will be explained in the next step.

Let's have a look at each property and method.

The first computed property is selectValues, which returns an array containing the values "true" and "false". Those will be used in the template later on, as they will be the selectable options for the shop administrator. Do not get confused by the call this.$tc('global.sw-condition.condition.yes'), it's just loading a translation by its name, in this case "Yes" and "No". Note: When dealing with boolean values, make sure to always return strings here!

The second and last computed property is isLunarEclipse, which uses a getter and setter to define the value of the condition.

Custom rule administration template

Now let's have a look at the template. Once again it was already defined and named in the previous code: ./swag-lunar-eclipse.html.twig

Just create a new file with this name in the same directory. All it has to do then, is to extend the twig block sw_condition_value_content, which contains the actual field representation for the current rule. In there you'll need a select box containing the previously configured "Yes" and "No" values.

Here's a working example of your template could look like:

{% block sw_condition_value_content %}
    <sw-single-select name="lunar-eclipse"
{% endblock %}

It uses the previously created computed property selectValues as the options props and the value is saved into the variable isLunarEclipse.

And that's it, your rule is now fully integrated.


There's a GitHub repository available, containing this example source. Check it out here.

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