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  1. Doctrine DBAL
  2. DBAL-167

Schema comparator doesn't work properly with columnDefinition's


    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0.8, 2.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.2
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Security Level: All
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      Schema comparator will mostly always return changed properties on columns for entities defined with columnDefinition even they are identical in the DB. This is due to weak low-lever compatibility of SchemaTool#getCreateSchemaSql() and SchemaTool#getSchemaFromMetadata() – the first one doesn't reconstruct columnDefinition, and the other one never supports 'fixed', 'default', cannot determine, whether it is boolean or integer (ex. TINYINT in the DB), etc...

      All this results in extremely annoying unnecessary alter-table-change-columns surrounded by dropping and after that re-enabling constrains dependent on those columns.

      I mean stuff like this:

      symfony2#app/console doctrine:schema:update --dump-sql
      ALTER TABLE es_hotels DROP FOREIGN KEY FK_527F88EE584598A3F92F3E70;
      ALTER TABLE es_hotels DROP FOREIGN KEY FK_527F88EE584598A37A3ABE5D;
      ALTER TABLE es_hotels DROP FOREIGN KEY FK_527F88EE584598A3EE551564;
      ALTER TABLE es_hotels CHANGE is_active is_active TINYINT(1) NOT NULL DEFAULT '1', CHANGE checksum checksum CHAR(32) DEFAULT NULL;
      ALTER TABLE es_hotels ADD CONSTRAINT FK_527F88EE584598A3F92F3E70 FOREIGN KEY (operator_id, country_id) REFERENCES es_countries(operator_id, id) ON DELETE CASCADE;
      ALTER TABLE es_hotels ADD CONSTRAINT FK_527F88EE584598A37A3ABE5D FOREIGN KEY (operator_id, resort_id) REFERENCES es_resorts(operator_id, id) ON DELETE CASCADE;
      ALTER TABLE es_hotels ADD CONSTRAINT FK_527F88EE584598A3EE551564 FOREIGN KEY (operator_id, subresort_id) REFERENCES es_subresorts(operator_id, id) ON DELETE CASCADE;

      The simple solution would be to fix schema comparator not to signal any changes on columns with columnDefinition properties.
      But would be much and much better to add some code to all *SchemaManager#getPortableTableColumnDefinition so they would reconstuct columnDefinition and they would be matched in the schema comparator.

      I can do this

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            • Assignee:
              beberlei Benjamin Eberlei
              strygin Dmitry Strygin
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