[DDC-119] Collection change tracking broken with NOTIFY policy Created: 06/Nov/09  Updated: 16/Jul/10  Resolved: 15/Jul/10

Status: Closed
Project: Doctrine 2 - ORM
Component/s: None
Affects Version/s: 2.0-ALPHA2
Fix Version/s: 2.0-BETA3
Security Level: All

Type: Bug Priority: Critical
Reporter: Roman S. Borschel Assignee: Roman S. Borschel
Resolution: Fixed Votes: 1
Labels: None


Looks like change tracking of collections together with the NOTIFY policy doesnt work well as collection updates are detected in _computeAssociationChanges. Perhaps the collection itself should inform the UnitOfWork directly?

Comment by Kawsar Saiyeed [ 16/Mar/10 ]

Not sure if the issue is identical but seems at least related. Using NOTIFY change tracking with many-to-many bidirectional associations does not work. Objects added to the associations do not get persisted when calling EntityManager#flush.

Tested on r7404.

Comment by Michael Zach [ 16/Jul/10 ]

Dear Roman,

the line # 456 in UnitOfWork.php seems wrong to me:

            $isChangeTrackingNotify = isset($this->entityChangeSets[$oid]);

Shouldn't this only be set if the entity has

 @ChangeTrackingPolicy("NOTIFY") *

set in his class docBlock? The current behaviour now is to assign $changeset if changes exists, leaving the NOTIFY tracking policy out:

             $changeSet = $isChangeTrackingNotify ? $this->entityChangeSets[$oid] : array();

Because of this change, all our unit tests involving saving of entites break (basically, the whole application), which implement @postUpdate for logging purposes logging an own computed changeset.

Comment by Roman S. Borschel [ 16/Jul/10 ]


you're right, I did that naivly because I thought the only case where an entity would already have a changeset on flush is with the NOTIFY policy. I did not think of custom use cases like yours. It is fixed now in master. My apologies. However, this still means your approach would be broken if you would use the NOTIFY policy right? That sounds like maybe there is potential to improve the approach you're currently using. If you're missing anything in the API or implementation that forbids a different approach feel free to raise some new JIRA issues so we can possibly improve the situation.

Comment by Michael Zach [ 16/Jul/10 ]

Thank you for fixing this real quick! Our current approach is to compute the changeset on @preUpdate and after a successful save write the changeset to the database in @postUpdate. This conflicted with the changes made, I will however look into it and see if it's feasible for us to implement another approach.

Once again, thanks for your reply and fix.

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