I'm trying to add property information to an entity which uses the entity API. Working from the commerce_product module I am trying to manage additional information outside of fields and in my own database that ends up attributed with the resulting product object when the entity is loaded. I've been looking into the
hook_entity_load functions to get the additional custom or "pseudo-fields" loaded. I'm having issues when saving/creating the new entity (product) and information submitted from the form is not accessible. Am I supposed to alter the form and tack on an additional form submit handler? During a call to
hook_commerce_product_insert I was expecting the $product object to have form field values included that I could work with. What would be the recommended way to approach this? I want to end up with data from my own database schema added to the entity and be editable through the entity's creation/edit forms.
I found this relevant solution but that approach deals with editing the original schema which is definitely something I want to avoid.