[DBAL-819] Schema-tools does not work on multiple Oracle's schemas Created: 21/Feb/14  Updated: 22/Feb/14

Status: Open
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: 0
Labels: Cli, 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.

[DBAL-685] Add support for custom Oracle SID / Service name in PDO_Oracle driver Created: 29/Jan/13  Updated: 29/Dec/13  Resolved: 29/Dec/13

Status: Resolved
Project: Doctrine DBAL
Component/s: None
Affects Version/s: 2.0
Fix Version/s: 2.5
Security Level: All

Type: Task Priority: Major
Reporter: Michl Schmid Assignee: Steve Müller
Resolution: Fixed Votes: 0
Labels: oracle


Some Oracle customer databases are set up having different settings for their "DBNAME" and "SID" / "SERVICE" property. (DBNAME != SID)

So, hereing it's currently not possible to connect via the PDO_Oracle driver (Class: Doctrine\DBAL\Driver\PDOOracle\Driver) as it uses the DBNAME value by default as value for SID / SERVICE in the _constructPdoDsn() method. (DBNAME = SID)

A solution would be to add an additional config param like "servicename" and pass it's value into _constructPdoDsn().

An updated version of the method could look like:

private function _constructPdoDsn(array $params)
$dsn = 'oci:';
if (isset($params['host']) && $params['host'] != '') {
'(HOST=' . $params['host'] . ')';

if (isset($params['port']))

{ $dsn .= '(PORT=' . $params['port'] . ')'; }


{ $dsn .= '(PORT=1521)'; }

if (isset($params['servicename']) && $params['servicename'] != '')

{ $servicename = $params['servicename']; }


{ $servicename = $params['dbname']; }

if (isset($params['service']) && $params['service'] == true)

{ $dsn .= '))(CONNECT_DATA=(SERVICE_NAME=' . $servicename . ')))'; }


{ $dsn .= '))(CONNECT_DATA=(SID=' . $servicename . ')))'; }

} else

{ $dsn .= 'dbname=' . $params['dbname']; }

if (isset($params['charset']))

{ $dsn .= ';charset=' . $params['charset']; }

return $dsn;

The only workaround for me is right now to use the "standard" PHP OCI / OCI8 functions with the correct SID / Service in it's DSN.

Comment by Steve Müller [ 27/Dec/13 ]

Patch supplied in PR: https://github.com/doctrine/dbal/pull/471

[DBAL-563] Oracle "IDENTITY" last inserted ID is returning 0 instead of the real ID Created: 19/Jul/13  Updated: 18/Aug/14  Resolved: 31/Dec/13

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

Type: Bug Priority: Major
Reporter: Mohammad A. ZeinEddin Assignee: Steve Müller
Resolution: Fixed Votes: 0
Labels: cascade, lastInsertedId, oci8, oracle

Oracle, OCI8

Attachments: File LastInsertId.php     File OCI8Connection.php     File OCI8Statement.php    
Issue Links:
is referenced by DDC-2875 [GH-890] [DBAL-563] Add general IDENT... Resolved


I am using doctrine 2 with oracle, the tables in the database has some triggers that generate the IDs, and I am trying to us Doctrine 2 cascade persist when mapping on one-to-many, and I use "IDENTITY" in the mapping, but there is a problem which is the one-side of the relation is returning 0 as last inserted ID, which is wrong, my ID mapping of my tables is like the following:


  • @orm\Id
  • @orm\Column(type="integer");
  • @orm\GeneratedValue(strategy="IDENTITY")
    protected $id;

and my entities looks like the following:


  • @ORM\Entity
  • @ORM\Table(name="clients")
    class Client {
  • @ORM\Id
  • @ORM\GeneratedValue(strategy="IDENTITY")
  • @ORM\Column(type="integer")
    protected $id;

/** @ORM\Column(name="name",type="string",length=255,unique=true) */
protected $name;


  • @ORM\OneToMany(targetEntity="ContactInformation", mappedBy="client", cascade= {"persist"}

    protected $contactInformations;

public function __construct()

{ $this->contactInformations = new ArrayCollection(); }

public function getId()

{ return $this->id; }

public function getName() { return $this->name; }

public function setName($name) { $this->name = $name; return $this; }

public function getContactInformations() { return $this->contactInformations; }

public function addContactInformations(Collection $contactInformations)
foreach ($contactInformations as $contactInformation) { $contactInformation->setClient($this); $this->contactInformations->add($contactInformation); }

* @param Collection $tags
public function removeContactInformations(Collection $contactInformations)
foreach ($contactInformations as $contactInformation) { $contactInformation->setClient(null); $this->contactInformations->removeElement($contactInformation); }

public function setContactInformations($contactInformations) { $this->contactInformations = $contactInformations; return $this; }

and the other entity:

* @ORM\Entity
* @ORM\Table(name="contact_informations")
class ContactInformation {
* @ORM\Id
* @ORM\GeneratedValue(strategy="IDENTITY")
* @ORM\Column(type="integer")
protected $id;

* @ORM\OneToOne(targetEntity="ContactInformationType")
* @ORM\JoinColumn(name="type_id", referencedColumnName="id")
protected $type;

/** @ORM\Column(type="text") */
protected $value;

* @ORM\ManyToOne(targetEntity="Client", inversedBy="contact_informations")
* @ORM\JoinColumn(name="client_id", referencedColumnName="id")
private $client;

public function getId() { return $this->id; }

public function getType()

{ return $this->type; }

public function setType($type)

{ $this->type = $type; return $this; }

public function getValue()

{ return $this->value; }

public function setValue($value)

{ $this->value = $value; return $this; }

public function getClient()

{ return $this->client; }

public function setClient($client = null)

{ $this->client = $client; return $this; }


I also want to add: why don't Doctrine 2 just use the oracle "returning id into" statement, in this case regardless the identity mapping this will always return the inserted ID, and it will work with "AUTO", "SEQUENCE", "IDENTITY" and I think any other mapping word used!

I did try to trace where the problem come from, and it seems that when using OCI8 oracle driver that the invoked method is
and it invokes
and is returning 0, I don't know why it is being invoked since the sequenceName is null (there is no sequence in the definition!)

Maybe a good solution is to check if the $statement is an 'INSERT INTO ' sql statement, then we bind an output variable to the statement which will hold the "returning ID into :output_variable" value... what do you think?

Comment by Mohammad A. ZeinEddin [ 20/Jul/13 ]

I am not professional in Doctrine, but I want to suggest something to get the last inserted id for Oracle... I think this is even better than using the sequence name to get it... and it works for all types of ID generation methods...!

I think a good solution will be to do something like this in the "Doctrine\DBAL\Driver\OCI8\OCI8Statement::__construct" (may be there is a better place or way, this is just a suggestion), and make it like the following:
1- first we check if the statement is an insert statement then we add a ' returning id into :lastInsertId' sql, here we need somehow to get the primary key column name, data type length (max_length) and make it dynamic, 'id' is just the PK in my case...
2- we bind the ':lastInsertId' parameter so that we can get it as output parameter.

here is a sample code, maybe it needs a lot of enhancement

public function __construct($dbh, $statement, OCI8Connection $conn)
list($statement, $paramMap) = self::convertPositionalToNamedPlaceholders($statement);
if (stripos($statement, 'INSERT INTO ') === 0) {
$statement = $statement . ' returning id into :lastInsertId';
$this->_sth = oci_parse($dbh, $statement);
$this->_dbh = $dbh;
$this->_paramMap = $paramMap;
$this->_conn = $conn;
if (stripos($statement, 'INSERT INTO ') === 0) {
oci_bind_by_name($this->_sth, ':lastInsertId', $this->lastInsertId, OCI_B_INT);

and then when executing (execute method) we will have $this->lastInsertId set for us and containing the last inserted id even if it is from a sequence... can you implement such thing? and by this the "http://docs.doctrine-project.org/en/latest/reference/basic-mapping.html#identifier-generation-strategies" Identifier Generation Strategies "IDENTITY" will work for oracle and will be full portable

Comment by Mohammad A. ZeinEddin [ 20/Jul/13 ]

I just attached the suggested changes in OCI8 diver files, I just need help with 2 TODO issues, and I think then all will be fine

Comment by Stanislav Ivanov [ 01/Oct/13 ]

I'm suggesting this is a bug and not an improvement as it leads to different ORM behavior when using different database drivers.

Comment by Steve Müller [ 24/Nov/13 ]

Unfortunately the approach you suggested won't work as we are not able to identify the PK to return from the insert statement on the fly.

Comment by Mohammad A. ZeinEddin [ 24/Nov/13 ]

can't we get the column/s name/s from the mapping in the OCI8Statement.php file? isn't there anyway to do that? can you suggest an approad to do that? because the retuning id into :var is the right way to do that in oracle for all types of mapping!

Comment by Steve Müller [ 24/Nov/13 ]

Sure basically your approach is the way to go but I don't see a way how to determine the column name to return the last insert id for. The driver does not know what the identity column for a particular insert statement is.

Comment by Stanislav Ivanov [ 25/Nov/13 ]

Steve, I disagree. Oracle last insert id should not rely on identity column, instead, it should rely on current sequence value. And this is properly implemented in OCI8Connection (https://github.com/doctrine/dbal/blob/master/lib/Doctrine/DBAL/Driver/OCI8/OCI8Connection.php, lastInsertId method).

Besides, the proper triggers are implemented in OraclePlatform (https://github.com/doctrine/dbal/blob/master/lib/Doctrine/DBAL/Platforms/OraclePlatform.php).

As I see in OraclePlatform::getCreateAutoIncrementSql() method, the sequence name is like following:

$table . '_SEQ'

So, I think that the problem is that EntityManager (or some lower level) does not provide the proper sequence name to OCI8Connection::lastInsertId() method causing it to trigger this code:

if ($name === null) {
    return false;

Please, check if it helps. As for now Doctrine ORM is literally unusable with Oracle.

Comment by Stanislav Ivanov [ 25/Nov/13 ]

Okay, seems, I've found the way it is correctly done (I had predefined sequence name, don't now if it working for entity-based generated schema):

     * @var int
     * @ORM\Column(name="id", type="integer", nullable=false)
     * @ORM\Id
     * @ORM\GeneratedValue(strategy="AUTO")
     * @ORM\SequenceGenerator(sequenceName="seq_mytable", initialValue=75)
    private $id;

So, we're using SEQUENCE generated value strategy for Oracle automatically and we fall back to manually defined sequence generator.

Just run persist() and flush() and got correctly set newly generated id. So cool.

Comment by Mohammad A. ZeinEddin [ 25/Nov/13 ]

This does not work for us, we are generating IDs automatically based on some triggers, so sequenceName does not work in our case... the only thing that I found working is by the modifications suggested up in the files...

Comment by Stanislav Ivanov [ 25/Nov/13 ]

It surely has nothing to do with Oracle driver as custom id field can be generated using triggers on every database.

So, you need to implement your brand new generated value strategy as it does not comply with IDENTITY and SEQUENCE documentation. It would be a nice extension.

Maybe this could help: http://ranskills.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/how-to-add-a-custom-id-generation-strategy-to-doctrine-2-1

Comment by Mohammad A. ZeinEddin [ 25/Nov/13 ]

As you see here:
the IDENTITY generation strategy is not implemented in Oracle... and I use it since the ID is generated bu the DB... so I think that it is better to change to the oracle way to get the last inserted ID when using this strategy...

Comment by Steve Müller [ 25/Nov/13 ]

IDENTITY generation strategy is SOMEHOW implemented in Oracle with the workaround of creating a (before insert) trigger on the specific table that uses a sequence to emulate an autoincrementation. I guess this is just a compatibility approach for IDENTITY strategy on a best effort basis and should not be relied on. This is also the reason why it is stated in the documentation as not fully portable. The issue discussed here is also not an issue of Doctrine ORM IMO as it is not responsible for evaluating if an IDENTITY strategy needs a sequence for the underlying driver to obtain the last insert ID. However there already seems to be hack for exactly the same case in PostgreSQL. See:


What we probaby COULD do is add another check in the ClassMetadataFactory for the Oracle platform to tell it to use a sequence for IDENTITY strategy. But that still is rather hackish to be honest...

Comment by Benjamin Eberlei [ 13/Dec/13 ]

Steve Müller The real issue is indeed, that IDENTITY is not really supported for Oracle. We would need to find a way to support it generically or throw an exception in the ORM if Oracle is used with IDENTITY.

Comment by Steve Müller [ 29/Dec/13 ]

Step one in fixing this issue has been applied in PR https://github.com/doctrine/dbal/pull/428 and fixed in commit https://github.com/doctrine/dbal/commit/d2845256d22a0ea2c5e5392aa67f4b95f252d5c4.
Step two has been supplied in ORM in PR https://github.com/doctrine/doctrine2/pull/890.

As soon as the PR on ORM side gets merged it is possible to use IDENTITY generator strategy with Oracle

Comment by Doctrine Bot [ 31/Dec/13 ]

A related Github Pull-Request [GH-890] was closed:

Comment by Steve Müller [ 31/Dec/13 ]

Fixed in commits:

[DBAL-444] OraclePlatform getSequenceNextValSQL not handling case/quoting properly on 11g Created: 10/Feb/13  Updated: 03/Jan/14

Status: In Progress
Project: Doctrine DBAL
Component/s: Platforms
Affects Version/s: 2.3.2
Fix Version/s: 2.5
Security Level: All

Type: Bug Priority: Major
Reporter: Max Milaney Assignee: Benjamin Eberlei
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0
Labels: oci8, oracle, sequence

PHP version 5.4.11
Oracle 11g Instant Client version
Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition version (x64)
OCI8 DBAL driver

Attachments: File example.php    


I have an installer script that uses ORM SchemaTool to create the entities in the DB and then populates with basic data using basic EM->persist calls via ORM.

Sequence objects are created, and when using the 10g Instant Client everything worked correctly, however, upon upgrade to latest version of the Instant Client Oracle seems to be expecting consistent case for these schema objects. It appears as if they are being created with a quoted name as they are created in lowercase. OraclePlatform::getSequenceNextValSQL, however, generates "SELECT entity_id_seq.nextval FROM DUAL" and this fails with error "General error: 2289 OCIStmtExecute: ORA-02289: sequence does not exist".

Executing "SELECT "entity_id_seq".nextval FROM DUAL" directly on the DB returns the correct value.

I believe this may also impact the code in http://www.doctrine-project.org/jira/browse/DBAL-278

Comment by Max Milaney [ 10/Mar/13 ]

Hi there,
Wondering if there is any update on this? I'm having to use a workaround in my applications.

Comment by Benjamin Eberlei [ 14/Mar/13 ]

Can you maybe show an entity definition with its sequence mapping?

Comment by Max Milaney [ 17/Mar/13 ]

Here you are mate. Please see attachment.

Comment by Benjamin Eberlei [ 04/Apr/13 ]

I cant seem to find the problem, in DBAL "lib/Doctrine/DBAL/Platforms/OraclePlatform.php" on line 171, the sequence statement is created with $sequence->getQuotedName($platform), but this only works if quoting is requrested for the sequence.

How do you actually create the sequence? Your entity doesnt have @GeneratedValue.

What does the create schema command say with "--dump-sql" flag? Is the SQL quoted?

Comment by Steve Müller [ 03/Jan/14 ]

Max Milaney Can you please test if this still exists in the current master branch? If so, can you please provide the information requested by Benjamin Eberlei ? Otherwise hunting this down is rather hard... Thank you!

[DBAL-402] Fatal error: Uncaught exception Created: 29/Dec/12  Updated: 25/Jun/13  Resolved: 25/Jun/13

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

Type: Bug Priority: Blocker
Reporter: Ruslan Assignee: Benjamin Eberlei
Resolution: Invalid Votes: 0
Labels: dql, oracle

Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'Doctrine\DBAL\Driver\OCI8\OCI8Exception' with message 'ORA-00904: "T0"."ID": invalid identifier' in /var/www/doctrine/doctrine/lib/vendor/doctrine-dbal/lib/Doctrine/DBAL/Driver/OCI8/OCI8Exception.php on line 28 Doctrine\DBAL\Driver\OCI8\OCI8Exception: ORA-00904: "T0"."ID": invalid identifier in /var/www/doctrine/doctrine/lib/vendor/doctrine-dbal/lib/Doctrine/DBAL/Driver/OCI8/OCI8Exception.php on line 28

Call Stack: 0.0002 665368
1. {main}() /var/www/doctrine/doctrine/tools/sandbox/index.php:0 0.3389 6023864
2. Doctrine\ORM\EntityManager->find() /var/www/doctrine/doctrine/tools/sandbox/index.php:71 0.3514 8264024
3. Doctrine\ORM\Persisters\BasicEntityPersister->load() /var/www/doctrine/doctrine/lib/Doctrine/ORM/EntityManager.php:444 0.3521 8413576 
4. Doctrine\DBAL\Connection->executeQuery() /var/www/doctrine/doctrine/lib/Doctrine/ORM/Persisters/BasicEntityPersister.php:725 0.3532 8625920
5. Doctrine\DBAL\Driver\OCI8\OCI8Statement->execute() /var/www/doctrine/doctrine/lib/vendor/doctrine-dbal/lib/Doctrine/DBAL/Connection.php:635 Variables in local scope (#5): $hasZeroIndex = *uninitialized* $key = *uninitialized* $params = NULL $ret = FALSE $val = *uninitialized* 

Comment by Benjamin Eberlei [ 06/Jan/13 ]

Format code sample

Comment by Benjamin Eberlei [ 04/Apr/13 ]

What is wrong here? The error alone is not very helpful

Comment by Benjamin Eberlei [ 25/Jun/13 ]

No feedback given.

[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-345] When inserting decimals into Oracle, getting ORA-01722: invalid number Created: 04/Sep/12  Updated: 17/Sep/12  Resolved: 17/Sep/12

Status: Resolved
Project: Doctrine DBAL
Component/s: None
Affects Version/s: 2.2.2
Fix Version/s: 2.3
Security Level: All

Type: Bug Priority: Major
Reporter: Christian S. Assignee: Benjamin Eberlei
Resolution: Fixed Votes: 0
Labels: decimal, number, oracle, separator

Windows 7 (German), Oracle XE 11.2.0, Doctrine 2.2.2, Symfony 2.0.15


When I insert decimals into database I get the following error message:

ORA-01722: invalid number

Oracle wants decimals (e.g. NUMBER(5,2)) separated by comma instead of a dot. I think the reason is that I use the german version of Windows. I tried to modify the following method of \Doctrine\DBAL\Driver\OCI8\OCI8Statement::bindValue() just for testing of course:

    public function bindValue($param, $value, $type = null)
        if (is_float($value)) {
            $value = str_replace('.', ',', (string) $value); // <--
        return $this->bindParam($param, $value, $type);

With this modification I do not get the error anymore.
It would be great if a solution could be found. The strange thing is, if I query "SELECT * from nls_database_parameters where PARAMETER='NLS_NUMERIC_CHARACTERS'" I get ".," which means that a dot is already used as decimal separator. Maybe Oracle preferes the Locale of the OS?!
Maybe you could provide a setting which defines what separator should be used for decimals.

I found some Links that might be interesting regarding this issue:

Comment by Christian S. [ 04/Sep/12 ]

I found out that the database session has the parameter 'NLS_NUMERIC_CHARACTERS', too.
When I query it by the following SQL query:

SELECT parameter,value FROM v$nls_parameters WHERE parameter = 'NLS_NUMERIC_CHARACTERS'

I get this result:


With doctrine I can get the parameter with this (in Symfony2):

$conn = $this->getDoctrine()->getEntityManager()->getConnection(); /* @var $conn \Doctrine\DBAL\Connection */
$query = $conn->executeQuery("SELECT parameter,value FROM v\$nls_parameters WHERE parameter = 'NLS_NUMERIC_CHARACTERS'"); /* @var $query \Doctrine\DBAL\Driver\OCI8\OCI8Statement */
$result = $query->fetchAll(\PDO::FETCH_ASSOC);

In this case I get this output:

[0] => Array
[VALUE] => ,.


And with


I can change the parameter.

When I execute the above query before I do my insert with decimal values, everything works as expected
But it would be nicer if I could do that with a configuration.

Comment by Benjamin Eberlei [ 05/Sep/12 ]

There is an Oci8SessionInitListener inside Doctrine DBAL. It does not yet contain the numeric character change. Can you open a pull request on Github DBAL to add this?

Comment by Christian S. [ 13/Sep/12 ]

Hi Benjamin.
I have opened a pull request on Githup: https://github.com/doctrine/dbal/pull/197
I hope everything is correct, because this is my first Pull-Request

Comment by Benjamin Eberlei [ 17/Sep/12 ]

A related Github Pull-Request [GH-197] was closed

[DBAL-316] Incorrect parameter SERVICE_NAME Created: 07/Aug/12  Updated: 10/Feb/13  Resolved: 10/Feb/13

Status: Resolved
Project: Doctrine DBAL
Component/s: Drivers
Affects Version/s: 2.3
Fix Version/s: None
Security Level: All

Type: Bug Priority: Major
Reporter: Leandro Guimarães Fernandes Assignee: Alexander
Resolution: Invalid Votes: 0
Labels: oracle

Windows 7, ZendServer-CE-php-5.4.0-5.6.0-Windows_x86 and Oracle 10


At line 63, the driver PDOOracle, the parameter SERVICE_NAME is receiving the value of 'dbname' and not 'service'.

Sorry, my English is bad!

Comment by Alexander [ 10/Feb/13 ]

This is not a bug. Read the code. It checks if the parameter is set and if it's "true".

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