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How to use Real Inventory for Magento

STEP 1: Install the Real Inventory extension

To install the Real Inventory free extension on your Magento admin, follow the below steps:

  1. Log in to your Wyomind account.
  2. From the Watchlog extension page, click on DOWNLOAD and then on BUY NOW (no worry, the extension is free).
  3. You should be redirected to:
    Your accountLicenses & Downloads
  4. Click the settings icon next to the Watchlog extension.
  5. Select the version you want to download and click the Download button.
  6. Install the extension.
  7. Activate your free license.

The Real Inventory extension is now installed and ready to use!

STEP 2: Use the Real Inventory extension

With the Real Inventory extension, you can see how many items have been ordered and must be shipped shortly at a glance.

Go to:
CatalogManage Products

There, the Reserved quantity column will give you the number of item that needs to be shipped for each product.

This extension is also able to extend the products grid even if it is already overwritten by any third plugin.

To manage this, you just have to specify the block grid that must be extended as in the example below.

Keep an overview of your stocks with Real Inventory!

Make it easier to manage a proper stocktaking

  • Display the number of items that have been ordered and that must be shipped shortly
Freqently Asked Questions
License and domains

A license is valid for an unlimited period of time on one single Magento installation.

If you use more than one Magento installation, you will have to buy a separate license for each one.

If you run several domains on the same Magento installation, you will need only one license for all of them.

Although your license doesn’t have a limited period of validity, your support period does. By purchasing an extension, you’ll be granted a 6-month support period for free. Passed this period, you will have to renew your Support plan (see FAQ: How to extend my support period?).

You can pre-register your live domain to your license in advance.

Thanks to this option, you'll be able to get the extension ready to use on your domain before it goes live.

To pre-register your production domain: 

  1. Go to:
    mY accountLicenses & DOwnloads
  2. Click on  next to the extension you want your domain to pre-register on.
  3. Click on the link at the bottom of the page saying:
    Do you want to pre-register your domain in order to be ready to go live?
  4. Finally, enter your domain name and click on pre-register now .
Attention, this doesn't mean your license is activated. You'll still have to activate it on your new domain when the extension is installed. 

One license is valid for an unlimited period of time on one Magento installation only.  

It is possible, however, to extend or transfer your license in 2 cases: 

  • If you'd like to add your testing environments to your license.
    In this case, it is possible to extend your license to an unlimited number of domains for free.
    For example or
  • If you want to transfer your license to another live domain.
    In that case, the support period for your license must still be active.

To be able to use Real Inventory on both your production and testing environments, follow the instructions below:

  1. Download Real Inventory.
    (see FAQ: Extensions download)
  2. Install Real Inventory on your production environment.
    (see FAQ: Extensions installation)
  3. Activate the license.
    (see FAQ: Extensions activation).
  4. From your Magento admin panel, enter your current Activation Key in:
  5. Save your configuration.

Now that you can use Real Inventory on your production environment, repeat the same steps as above on your testing environments.

The only difference this time: a notification will appear in your Magento admin

You will be given a choice between:

  1. buy a new license now
  2. add this domain to my license

Click on Add this domain to my license.

A transfer request will then be sent to our team within an hour.

Once the request is taken care of, you will receive a confirmation email.

If your transfer request is accepted, you can use Real Inventory on both environments at the same time.

The order in which you activate your license on your domains does not matter.
You can start with your staging/dev/local environment or with your live domain, the process will be the same.
Extension versioning and download

In order to download Real Inventory, log into your Wyomind account:

    1. Go to:
      my accountLicenses & downloads 
    2. Click on the  icon next to Real Inventory.

      A new window opens.

    3. Choose the version of Real Inventory.
      You will be able to choose the most recent version of Real Inventory (for both Magento 1 and Magento 2).
    4. Click on  .

Your download can start.

When purchasing an extension from, you benefit from a lifetime upgrade. You can at any time download the latest version of the extension directly from your account. 

To upgrade Real Inventory, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to:
    my accountLicenses & Downloads
  2. Click on  next to Real Inventory.
  3. Choose the latest version of Real Inventory (for Magento 1 and Magento 2).
  4. Click on download .
  5. Install the new version of Real Inventory to update your Magento admin. 

Extensions Installation/Uninstallation

To uninstall Real Inventory, go on its zip folder and open it.

You will find a shell file (such as: that you must execute on both your server and Magento root directory.

Once the uninstallation is over, refresh your cache and enable the compiler back again (if you use it).

Before installing Real Inventory, you’ll have to:

  • Backup your Magento installation in:
    system  tools   backups
  • Disable the compiler in your Magento admin panel if it’s not already disabled:
    system  tools   COMPILATIONS
  • Refresh your cache in:
    systemselect cache typeactionsrefreshsubmit

Now you can install Real Inventory:

  1. Download Real Inventory (zip file) from:
    my account my downloads
    Refer to FAQ here: Extensions download
  2. Once Real Inventory is downloaded, open the folder and unzip it.
  3. Copy the content of the unzip folder and paste all files and directories in your Magento root directory (the folder content can vary according to the extension but it generally includes app, lib and skin folders).

  4. Once your installation is complete, don't forget to enable the compiler back (if it was already enabled before the installation) and run compilation process.
  5. Refresh your cache, logout from your admin panel and log back in right after.

Next step is to activate your license, to do so, click here: Extension activation

Extensions activation

Once Real Inventory is installed, you have to activate the license: 

  1. Go to your Magento admin panel. A message pops up at the top of the page.

    If the message doesn't appear then you must check that:

    Wyomind's License Manager has not been removed from your installation.
    Wyomind's License Manager is enabled in: app/etc/modules/Wyomind_Licensemanager.xml
    The HTML output for Wyomind_Licensemanager and/or Adminhtml_Notification are not disabled in your system under: system   configuration  advanced advanced

  2. Copy your activation key.

    You can find your activation key in 2 different places:
    - In the confirmation email that you received after purchasing Real Inventory
    - In your Wyomind account:MY ACcount My downloads, select Real Inventory and click on  . A new page opens where you'll find your activation key (see below).
  3. In your Magento admin go to:
    SysteMConfigurationWyomindYour extension

    Paste the activation key in the Activation Key field and choose between the automatic (yes) or the manual (no) activation method:
    - By choosing Yes, the connection to Wyomind license server will be automatic. 
    - By choosing No, you will have to log on to Wyomind license server yourself.

  4. Save the configuration.
  5. Clear your caches. 
  6. A message appears at the top of your admin panel: Activate it now!  Click on that link.

  7. Copy and paste the license code in the License code field from your admin or simply click on Activate now! 
  8. Finally, refresh your cache, log out and log back in straight after, to complete the installation.

To activate the license of an extension that includes other modules, you’ll have to repeat the steps described above for each extension, using the corresponding activation keys (each module has its own activation key).


If you're getting a white page using the extension, you should enable the error reporting in order to display the error. You can do that from index.php.

Magento® Compatibility

Magento® Community Edition

  • 1.9.4+
  • 1.9.3+
  • 1.9.2+
  • 1.9.1+
  • 1.9.0+
  • 1.8.1+
  • 1.8.0+
  • 1.7.0+
  • 1.6.2+
  • 1.6.1+
  • 1.6.0+
  • 1.5.1+
  • 1.5.0+
  • 1.4.2+
  • 1.4.1+
  • 1.4.0+
  • 1.3.3+
  • 1.3.2+
  • 1.3.1+

Magento® Enterprise Edition

  • 1.14.4+
  • 1.14.3+
  • 1.14.2+
  • 1.14.1+
  • 1.14.0+
  • 1.13.1+
  • 1.13.0+
  • 1.12.0+
  • 1.11.2+
  • 1.11.1+
  • 1.11.0+
  • 1.10.1+
  • 1.10.0+
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13th October 2014


As indicated by an user you should put Mage_Adminhtml_Block_Catalog_Product_Grid into the extension configuration to make it work.

Cristian Balan

9th September 2014


The extension works as espected. For those of you who don't see the grid, you have to go to the configuration of the extension and use Mage_Adminhtml_Block_Catalog_Product_Grid class.
Then it will work.


18th August 2014

Great extesion and just for free!

Nice extension to keep an overview of the stock during online and offline sales ocurr.
The support is fantastic.
Thanks to the wyomind team for bringing such a good spirit to magento!


6th May 2014

Great little free extension

Makes it a whole lot easier to work out a proper accurate stock-take. Thank you.
I haven't needed any dev support so cannot comment on that


14th March 2014

Usefull to see if items are reserved in orders

Orders are booking items and with this extension you can see them. Very usefull !
And great support in french and english.

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