Doctrine 2 - ORM
  1. Doctrine 2 - ORM
  2. DDC-852

An easy way of generally setting the default id name/foreign key name suffix doctrine uses

    Details

    • Type: New Feature New Feature
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Minor Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0-BETA4
    • Fix Version/s: 2.3
    • Component/s: Mapping Drivers
    • Security Level: All
    • Labels:
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      Description

      Doctrine 2 is currently using "id" as the default name for identifier columns, and "_id" as suffix for corresponding foreign key columns. I think this is quite reasonable in most cases.

      Now, assuming that for any reason I wanted to change this to something else for all relationships, currently there does not seem to be any easy way to do it.
      You will have to give a complete JoinColumn definition on every single relationship declaration, like (assuming that I want the new ID name to be "dbID"):

      /**

      • @ManyToOne(targetEntity="persistentData\model\import\Whatever", inversedBy="someReferenceThatPointsHere")
      • @JoinColumn(name="whatever_dbid", referencedColumnName="dbId")
        */

      The reason why I am doing this is that I am doing a 1:1 data import based on a data model that is already defined, and it just happens to contain properties named "id",
      which unfortunately even have a problem-domain meaning. So instead of mapping those problem-domain properties to something else (breaking my 1:1 convention), or
      using something that does have a problem-domain-meaning as a primary key (which I consider bad practice), I thought I might just use purely technical ids and instruct
      doctrine to choose a different name for those. This is, fortunately, possible. But unless I am missing something here, it needs to be specified on every single relationship.

      It would be great to have a less redundant way of configuring Doctrine to use a different name/suffix generally, e.g. by calling a setter method on the configuration object, like
      $configuration->setDefaultIdColumnName().

        Activity

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        Marc Hodgins added a comment -

        Related to DDC-559

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        Marc Hodgins added a comment - Related to DDC-559
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        Benjamin Eberlei added a comment -

        Related Pull Request was closed: https://github.com/doctrine/doctrine2/pull/241

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        Benjamin Eberlei added a comment - Related Pull Request was closed: https://github.com/doctrine/doctrine2/pull/241
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        Guilherme Blanco added a comment - FIxed in https://github.com/doctrine/doctrine2/commit/abb258c951dd416fc5325ef548d15c7acd35703e
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        Benjamin Eberlei added a comment -

        A related Github Pull-Request [GH-391] was opened
        https://github.com/doctrine/doctrine2/pull/391

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        Benjamin Eberlei added a comment - A related Github Pull-Request [GH-391] was opened https://github.com/doctrine/doctrine2/pull/391
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        Doctrine Bot added a comment -

        A related Github Pull-Request [GH-391] was closed:
        https://github.com/doctrine/dbal/pull/391

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        Doctrine Bot added a comment - A related Github Pull-Request [GH-391] was closed: https://github.com/doctrine/dbal/pull/391

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          • Assignee:
            Fabio B. Silva
            Reporter:
            Daniel Alvarez Arribas
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