[DBAL-1199] [GH-837] Revert the addition of the wrong bin script Created: 15/Apr/15  Updated: 01/May/15  Resolved: 30/Apr/15

Status: Resolved
Project: Doctrine DBAL
Component/s: None
Affects Version/s: 2.6
Fix Version/s: 2.6
Security Level: All

Type: Bug Priority: Minor
Reporter: Doctrine Bot Assignee: Steve Müller
Resolution: Fixed Votes: 0
Labels: cli, composer, tools


This issue is created automatically through a Github pull request on behalf of stof:

Url: https://github.com/doctrine/dbal/pull/837


The bin/doctrine-dbal.php file is not an executable file. Adding them as a bin in composer.json means that any composer install will trigger changes in the source when using symlinks because of the chmod. This makes things a pain when installing from source.
Thus, there is no valid reason to add it. It is absolutely not necessary when using a composer install. The issue requesting it previously is actually an issue in Laravel which replaces the proxy file/symlink generated by Composer with a copy of the original file, which of course cannot work because of paths used in require. But copying a second file does not help for that (unless in very specific cases). It only moves the issue until the next require call.

Comment by Doctrine Bot [ 15/Apr/15 ]

A related Github Pull-Request [GH-837] was assigned:

Comment by Doctrine Bot [ 30/Apr/15 ]

A related Github Pull-Request [GH-837] was merged:

[DBAL-1000] MySQL DB cannot be created from Cli, returns "QLSTATE[42000] [1049] Unknown database" Created: 14/Oct/14  Updated: 26/Oct/14

Status: Open
Project: Doctrine DBAL
Component/s: None
Affects Version/s: 2.5
Fix Version/s: None
Security Level: All

Type: Bug Priority: Critical
Reporter: Marcus Malka Assignee: Benjamin Eberlei
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 1
Labels: Cli, mysql

Attachments: PNG File Screen Shot 2014-10-14 at 10.53.44.png    


When trying to create a database via Symfony (tested 2.3, 2.4, 2.5) console using Doctrine, if returns

An exception occured in driver: SQLSTATE[42000] [1049] Unknown database 'livedb_ci_tco_dev'

This effectively prevents re-creating the database.

I traced the error, it seems database existence is either not checked or not functioning, and it tries to connect to the DB, resulting in an exception. In older versions the trace seemed like it checked if DB exists, and didn't try to connect.

I tested some different commit versions to assess where the bug was introduced - here is my brief list of working/non-working versions.

812dd9d (v.2.5.0-BETA3) fail
61eb1ee fail
3176f51 fail
da43b76 works
ce3a56e works
594e326 works
ba9aa63 (v.2.5.0-BETA2) works

So looking from the commit graph, to me it seems like it might have been introduced in commit 3176f51

Comment by Marco Pivetta [ 14/Oct/14 ]

Marcus Malka are you sure that you are running the correct command? If the DB is not there, I would expect an exception.

Comment by Christophe Coevoet [ 14/Oct/14 ]

Marco Pivetta This command is precisely about creating the database when it does not exist yet. I think this failure is related to the guessing of the platform version in DBAL 2.5, which will require connecting to the DB early.

Comment by Marco Pivetta [ 14/Oct/14 ]

Christophe Coevoet the screenshot shows the `drop` command being used

Comment by Marcus Malka [ 14/Oct/14 ]

I tested with multiple commands, mainly drop and create were most common.

The difference is in the error that gets produced with the different commits applied - other one gives the "The database is not there" kind of error you would expect. The other version gives an "can't do the operation because I can't connect to the database" even when you try to create it, and gives a similar "can't drop the database because I can't connect to the database" kind of error, which still says it tries to do something weird. My screenshot could've been taken from the create-command too, the error was identical.

I should have a breaking composer.json file in my version control on another machine. I'll try to add that later to facilitate debugging.

Comment by Steve Müller [ 14/Oct/14 ]

Christophe Coevoet you are right, that DBAL now connects early if you request the database platform but that should not be an issue as you may not specify a non-existing database name when connecting to creating a new database, anyways. And as far as I can see the CreateDatabaseDoctrineCommand even explicitly unsets the database name in the connection params here: https://github.com/doctrine/DoctrineBundle/blob/master/Command/CreateDatabaseDoctrineCommand.php#L71-L80 for a "temporary" connection.
Dropping a database still should require the database to be existent so connecting to it before dropping should be fine or am I missing something here?

Comment by Marcus Malka [ 15/Oct/14 ]

@Steve Muller - is it tries to create the connection and creates an error also when the database is not supposed to be there, for ex. in create action. Effectively breaking createDatabase command.

When I traced the code, it seemed to go in to the platform version checking, and seemed like it just didn't realize early enough that the DB isn't there (that was my guess - I don't know doctrine internals well enough to say if that's how it's planned to work or not).

Comment by Benjamin Eberlei [ 26/Oct/14 ]

This is an issue in DoctrineBundle that only appears in combination with DBAL 2.5.

The problem is Symfony apparently connects to the database in "Container::get" of the connection already. That has to be fixed.

[DBAL-819] Schema-tools does not work on multiple Oracle's schemas Created: 21/Feb/14  Updated: 28/May/15

Status: Awaiting Feedback
Project: Doctrine DBAL
Component/s: Platforms, Schema Managers
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: None
Security Level: All

Type: Bug Priority: Major
Reporter: Antoine Descamps Assignee: Benjamin Eberlei
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 1
Labels: Cli, mysql, oracle, orm, schematool

DB: Oracle 11g


The schema-tools, used via the CLI, is not able to detect schema's changes when working on multiple schemas.

For instance, the ORM is configured with a "global" Oracle's user, having permissions on every schemas. To specify which entities belong to which schema, I've prefixed the table name with the corresponding schema.

When trying to do the following command:

orm:schema-tool:update --dump-sql

Doctrine returns me the following message:

Nothing to update - your database is already in sync with the current entity metadata.

If, instead of using the "global" user in the Doctrine's configuration, I set the user of the specific schema I'm trying to generate a table on based from an entity, it works.

Comment by Steve Müller [ 21/Feb/14 ]

Moved this to DBAL for now. It seems to be related to schema prefixed table names not being evaluated in the platforms when generating the SQL for reverse engineering the database schema.

Comment by Steve Müller [ 22/Feb/14 ]

Antoine Descamps Okay after having investigated on this in detail and thinking about the possibilities we have to find a solution for this, I came to the following conclusion:
ORM's schema tool and DBAL's schema introspection are designed to be bound to what Doctrine defines as "database" for each platform. This is the scope of the whole operation. In case of Oracle it is the "user". You cannot break out of this scope in any way as the current DBAL implementation is not designed for a "complete" schema introspection and therefore does not allow it at some points. Fully understanding your concern I am afraid we cannot find a reasonable solution for your use case at this point in development (2.x). Furthermore there is a good reason for limiting the schema introspection to a certain layer. If the schema tool would introspect the "complete" schema without regard to the database it is connected to, it would suggest a lot of schema changes from other databases that do not belong to the context of the entity manager / database. This behaviour would even cause a lot more annoyance to users as it is the default use case that users are only interested in one database per entity manager.
Also this problem is completely independant from your mapping definitions. So it doesn't matter whether you prefix your table names or not. When running the "update" operation on the schema tool, it is the online schema introspection part that is preventing the schema tool from behaving as you would wish.
Changing the schema introspection behaviour in DBAL would completely break BC and is at some places in the code not even possible without changing the API.
I am sorry that I have to disappoint you with this conclusion but we I am afraid we cannot do anything about your issue until we start developing 3.x. We might reevaluate your use case their and see what we can do.

Comment by Pavlo Chipak [ 28/May/15 ]

Steve Müller I'm using Symfony2 and tying to do such things on MySQL (one entity manager, one user and multiple databases). I wrote my own realisation of schema:update based on code of original command. I have config parameter with list of schemas (databases) and then inside a command in the loop I reloading EM with selected database. Then, as usual, I'm getting diff of schema. At the end, a have diff (list of queries) for each database and can run it all at one. I know it's bad solution, but may be it can be done something similar and more elegant in the core? Like create white list of schemas parameter for EM. If thats can be done, there will not be a problem like:

If the schema tool would introspect the "complete" schema without regard to the database it is connected to, it would suggest a lot of schema changes from other databases that do not belong to the context of the entity manager / database.

At next, if in EM config are set more then one schema we always need use schema.table for tabe naming in the Comparator and other core module, and in generated queries. As profit, it must be not hard to allow using cross-database FK.

[DBAL-764] Provide a reference of the portable Column types and options Created: 04/Jan/14  Updated: 15/Feb/14  Resolved: 15/Feb/14

Status: Resolved
Project: Doctrine DBAL
Component/s: Schema Managers
Affects Version/s: 2.4.2
Fix Version/s: 2.5
Security Level: All

Type: Documentation Priority: Minor
Reporter: Frederic G. MARAND Assignee: Steve Müller
Resolution: Fixed Votes: 0
Labels: Cli, documentation

Attachments: File SchemaReferenceCommand.php    


One difficulty I had with the existing documentation and tools for DBAL was the lack of a reference for what the valid values were (e.g. "notnull" instead of "not null").

See http://docs.doctrine-project.org/projects/doctrine-dbal/en/latest/reference/schema-representation.html for example: some values are given, but there is no reference list, and anything put just in documentation would incur the risk of not remaining updated.

So I tried to guess-generate the information from the code, like this: https://gist.github.com/FGM/8261606 (also attached).

Unless an equivalent already exists somewhere, I think it could be useful to have something like this in upcoming releases.

Comment by Steve Müller [ 09/Jan/14 ]

Documentation supplied in PR: https://github.com/doctrine/dbal/pull/502
Please give a shout if something is missing, wrong, arguable or what...

Comment by Frederic G. MARAND [ 09/Jan/14 ]

Glad to see so much information in your PR. Did you create it from scratch or was it available elsewhere ?

Also, since the project seems to have some difficulty keeping up with "guide"-type documentation vs code evolutions, wouldn't it be feasible to have most of this information be generated from code (or phpdoc), to have it be automatically maintained when code changes ?

Comment by Steve Müller [ 09/Jan/14 ]

Frederic G. MARAND I created it from scratch as you requested in this ticket. We are aware the DBAL documentation isn't in the best shape, but we are working on it step by step. Please bare with us if it takes some time to catch up all the missing things.
An API documentation is always autogenerated and published automatically on the Doctrine website: http://www.doctrine-project.org/api/dbal/2.4/index.html

Comment by Frederic G. MARAND [ 09/Jan/14 ]

OK, i was afraid it was somewhere and I had missed it. Beyond that, don't you think it would be a good idea to have such lists of information be maintained as phpdoc rather than in the doc sources, and exported instead of being types. This would allow such commands as the one I had imagined (obviously better done).

Comment by Doctrine Bot [ 08/Feb/14 ]

A related Github Pull-Request [GH-502] was closed:

Comment by Steve Müller [ 15/Feb/14 ]

Fixed in commit: https://github.com/doctrine/dbal/commit/6adc9ee1cb51e4ffef9811cf1d63de152824dd0d

[DBAL-367] Reverse engnering do not work with Oracle DB Created: 18/Oct/12  Updated: 21/Nov/13  Resolved: 21/Nov/13

Status: Resolved
Project: Doctrine DBAL
Component/s: Drivers, Schema Managers
Affects Version/s: 2.3
Fix Version/s: 2.5

Type: Bug Priority: Major
Reporter: Zelenin Alexandr Assignee: Benjamin Eberlei
Resolution: Fixed Votes: 0
Labels: Cli, oracle, schematool

PHP 5.3.3-1ubuntu9.10 with Suhosin-Patch (cli) (built: Feb 11 2012 06:21:15)
oci8-1.4.7 as PHP extension builded from pecl repository with instantclient-basic-linux.x64- and instantclient-sdk-linux.x64-
Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release - 64bit Production

$ doctrine orm:convert-mapping --filter="ms$ions" xml .

  Unknown database type binary_float requested, Doctrine\DBAL\Platforms\OraclePlatform may not support it.


use Doctrine\Common\Annotations\AnnotationReader;
use Doctrine\Common\Annotations\AnnotationRegistry;

require_once 'Doctrine/Common/ClassLoader.php';

define('APPLICATION_ENV', "development");

$classLoader = new \Doctrine\Common\ClassLoader('Doctrine');

$config = new \Doctrine\ORM\Configuration();

$config->setAutoGenerateProxyClasses((APPLICATION_ENV == "development"));

$reader = new AnnotationReader();
$driverImpl = new \Doctrine\ORM\Mapping\Driver\AnnotationDriver($reader, array(__DIR__ . "/../php/ru/niifhm/bioinformatics/biodb/model"));

if (APPLICATION_ENV == "development") {
    $cache = new \Doctrine\Common\Cache\ArrayCache();
} else {
    $cache = new \Doctrine\Common\Cache\ApcCache();


$connectionOptions = array(
    'driver'   => 'oci8',
    'host'     => 'host.name',
    'dbname'   => 'db.name',
    'user'     => 'user.name',
    'password' => 'user.password'

$em = \Doctrine\ORM\EntityManager::create($connectionOptions, $config);
$platform = $em->getConnection()->getDatabasePlatform();
$platform->registerDoctrineTypeMapping('enum', 'string');

    new \Doctrine\ORM\Mapping\Driver\DatabaseDriver(

$helperSet = new \Symfony\Component\Console\Helper\HelperSet(array(
    'db' => new \Doctrine\DBAL\Tools\Console\Helper\ConnectionHelper($em->getConnection()),
    'em' => new \Doctrine\ORM\Tools\Console\Helper\EntityManagerHelper($em)

Comment by Marco Pivetta [ 23/Jan/13 ]


Comment by Steve Müller [ 07/Nov/13 ]

Should be fixed with following PR:


Comment by Doctrine Bot [ 13/Nov/13 ]

A related Github Pull-Request [GH-405] was closed:

[DBAL-346] Generated schema fails on MySQL (BLOB/TEXT cant have DEFAULT value) Created: 19/Sep/12  Updated: 20/Sep/12  Resolved: 20/Sep/12

Status: Resolved
Project: Doctrine DBAL
Component/s: Schema Managers
Affects Version/s: 2.2.2
Fix Version/s: 2.3
Security Level: All

Type: Bug Priority: Major
Reporter: Sascha Ahmann Assignee: Benjamin Eberlei
Resolution: Fixed Votes: 0
Labels: Cli, schematool

Symfony 2.1.x (dev/master), Doctrine 2.2.3, MySQL 5.5.x


In my symfony 2.1 project i was including JMSPaymentCoreBundle and did the vanilla installation.

After that i ran

php app/console doctrine:schema:update --dump-sql
php app/console doctrine:schema:update --force

A lot of schema updates were done. I ran it again, and two schema updates were still showing up.
Running the command again, and they still show up.

I then tried to run the two schema updates against my database and MySQL complains with the following error:

Error: 1101 - BLOB/TEXT column 'extended_data' can't have a default value

According to the Documentation BLOB/TEXT indeed cannot have default values. I am not sure why Doctrine thinks it has to set this default value.

The statements look like this:

sascha@debian:/var/www/myproject/Symfony$ php app/console doctrine:schema:update --dump-sql
ALTER TABLE payment_instructions CHANGE extended_data extended_data LONGTEXT NOT NULL COMMENT '(DC2Type:extended_payment_data)';
ALTER TABLE financial_transactions CHANGE extended_data extended_data LONGTEXT DEFAULT NULL COMMENT '(DC2Type:extended_payment_data)'

I already reported this problem in the JMSPaymentCoreBundle Issue Queue where i then was referred to over here.

Also, i am not sure if Doctrine DBAL is the best match for this issue, so if it is wrong please move it to the right project issue queue.

Thank you very much and best of Regards!

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