To be able to understand and think in PrestaShop. We first need to get to know the PrestaShop database. A model database is available for version 220.127.116.11 (SQL Schema) [here].
However, for PrestaShop 1.7 The database structure of PrestaShop can be found in
From here, we can also read that not all database structure is stored in
db_structure.sql file. Part of tables are by doctrine library when working with data model stored in
src/PrestaShopBundle/Entity/ directory. We read:
Table in DB but not in db_structure.sql
With PrestaShop 1.7, some tables are now linked to Doctrine entities (i.e stocks). If their
ObjectModel (= legacy) equivalent does not exist, the entity is probably only managed by Doctrine.
In that case, updating the table can be done by modifying the related entity stored in
After database structure is imported to MySQL database. The data get pushed from
install/data/xml/ each xml file represent single entity (table). XML files are structured following ObjectModel structure.
In some PrestaShop versions, data might be kept in