[DDC-2432] Entity can be initialized even if not found Created: 06/May/13  Updated: 09/May/13  Resolved: 09/May/13

Status: Resolved
Project: Doctrine 2 - ORM
Component/s: ORM
Affects Version/s: 2.3.3
Fix Version/s: 2.4
Security Level: All

Type: Bug Priority: Critical
Reporter: Christoph Roensch Assignee: Marco Pivetta
Resolution: Fixed Votes: 0
Labels: None


I have some data in loose consistency, trying to load a field from a certain entity will yield a EntityNotFoundException. Trying it again, for example if the group is reused in a set that gets iterated, will work but provide an empty/dirty Entity.

try {
  echo $item->getGroup()->getName();
} catch (\Doctrine\ORM\EntityNotFoundException $enfe) {
  // meh

Thats probably because the proxies internal methods set _isInitialized_ to true on the first try. Without reverting it in case of the exception...

    public function __load()
        if (!$this->__isInitialized__ && $this->_entityPersister) {
            $this->__isInitialized__ = true;

            if ($this->_entityPersister->load($this->_identifier, $this) === null) {
                throw new \Doctrine\ORM\EntityNotFoundException();
            unset($this->_entityPersister, $this->_identifier);

Is there any reason to do that?

Comment by Marco Pivetta [ 06/May/13 ]

That is specifically there to disallow recursive load operations that may occur - did you already try this with latest master?

Comment by Christoph Roensch [ 07/May/13 ]

I did not exactly use an "Doctrine Proxy". A colleque of me implemented his own proxies, wich instead of loading from an entity manager, load stuff from a webservice. He simply used the template that a normal proxy provided and thats where i found this case, throw exception - return initialized. Wich i found would be valid for real proxies too.

Now i tried to use http://www.doctrine-project.org/blog/doctrine-2-4-beta.html but the composer install just fails because common cant be resolved atm. So i downloaded and compiled all tarballs from github into our project. Now the proxy mechanism seems changed, with an _initializer_ closure instead. Our "Entities" in question won't work with that anymore...

I would have to construct a demo then, implementing real basic proxies with a RDBMS?

Comment by Marco Pivetta [ 07/May/13 ]

Christoph Roensch did you try setting the minimum-stability flag in composer? Give it a try again with 2.4 and ping back - proxies changed a lot since 2.3

Comment by Christoph Roensch [ 08/May/13 ]

I reproduced it with the tutorial application, please have a look at the two commits i made on https://github.com/croensch/doctrine2-orm-tutorial/tree/DDC-2432

Comment by Marco Pivetta [ 09/May/13 ]

Proposed a fix at https://github.com/doctrine/doctrine2/pull/663

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