[DDC-1927] Pagination of a SELECT of specific fields results in a RuntimeException Created: 16/Jul/12  Updated: 12/Oct/14  Resolved: 25/Nov/12

Status: Resolved
Project: Doctrine 2 - ORM
Component/s: ORM
Affects Version/s: Git Master
Fix Version/s: None
Security Level: All

Type: Bug Priority: Major
Reporter: Zacharias Luiten Assignee: Benjamin Eberlei
Resolution: Can't Fix Votes: 0
Labels: paginator


When paginating a DQL string which selects specific fields it results in the following error: PHP Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'RuntimeException' with message 'Not all identifier properties can be found in the ResultSetMapping: id'

NOT working: 'SELECT c.id, c.number FROM Application\Entity\Course c'
WORKING: 'SELECT c FROM Application\Entity\Course c'
WORKING: 'SELECT c, c.id, c.number FROM Application\Entity\Course c'

Setting hydration mode to scalar results makes no difference.

Gist to example code and stack trace: https://gist.github.com/d5cd6d0b0ac28e722dd7

Comment by Benjamin Eberlei [ 29/Jul/12 ]

First results: This is very complicated to support, the pagination was designed for entity results. I have to check this when I have more time.

Comment by dquintard [ 08/Aug/12 ]

Hi Benjamin,
I can change my code to select entity results (even for hundreds/thousands results).
But for now Pagination is not usable with ResultSetMapping::addScalarResult

Comment by Matt Pinkston [ 13/Nov/12 ]

The reason this error occurs is because the Paginator creates its own ResultSetMapping and relies on the SqlWalker to configure it (see Doctrine\ORM\Query\SqlWalker::walkSelectExpression).

Doctrine will interpret each field in the first example (SELECT c.id, c.number...) as a PathExpression and add it to the result set mapping as a scalar result. This makes it impossible for the paginator to reliably know which field can be considered an identifier.

A quick fix might be to re-write the query to use PartialObjectExpression: SELECT partial c.

{id, number}


(edited after a re-read and realization that a custom ResultSetMapping wouldn't cut it)

Comment by Benjamin Eberlei [ 25/Nov/12 ]

Allowing generic+complex pagination on scalar results is impossible for us, closing as can't fix.

Just use LIMITs yourself here or as suggested partial objects.

Comment by Stefano [ 18/Apr/13 ]

imho this pagination feature is quite useless if we are forced to fetch the complete Entity. Take for example a big table with a lot of data: extracting all the infos will take a lot of time... There should be a way to support the first query type

Comment by Busta Rhymes [ 10/Sep/13 ]

Did i miss something about Doctrine 2 ? What is the point if we can't use pagination? Selecting only several/needed fields is as standard practice as brushing your teeth every day. And pagination doesn't work when i select only specific fields (it throws 'Not all identifier properties can be found in the ResultSetMapping: id' error). I also thought that `$query->setFirstResult(20);` and `$query->setMaxResults(100);` works fine with joins but it turns out it doesn't work. It looks too complicated to integrate such common tool as pagination (I'm switching from CakePHP based ORM which works just fine with any kind of joins etc, no problems with pagination so far, but we are switching to Symfony 2 which goes with Doctrine 2 and actually i was recommended to use Doctrine 2, but i clearly see solid problems atm :/)

Comment by Zacharias Luiten [ 10/Sep/13 ]

@Busta Rhymes - Use partial entities (only the data of the fields you specify is fetched and set in the entity). As pagination is most of the time used just for displaying data, one is fine with that.

Comment by Thomas Godar [ 23/Oct/13 ]

I was pretty disappointed with this resolution. I fail to see how the tasks of a paginator fail to work with Query object foo yet work with Query object bar. They are the same objects. I would think a query is a query for the intent and purpose of the paginator, get a count, set limit and offset, give me back the page of results. All the more so if that Query has HydrationMode set to an array.

What does "generic+complex pagination" even mean?

Comment by Marco Pivetta [ 23/Oct/13 ]

As discussed in private, the problem is that doctrine needs a selected root entity in a DQL query in order to paginate the results.

That's a current limitation that cannot be worked around.

What could be done is giving a "meaning" to scalars being selected, so that they are upgraded to (for example) identifiers of a particular root entity.

That is still not worth it given the amount of bugs and increase in LOC that spawns from it.

Comment by Steve Todorov [ 12/Oct/14 ]

For anybody who might be experiencing this issue, a possible workaround might be:

$paginator = new Paginator($query);

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