[DBAL-1207] Schema Update Issue with DBAL 2.5 Binary Type Created: 24/Apr/15  Updated: 18/May/15

Status: Open
Project: Doctrine DBAL
Component/s: Schema Managers
Affects Version/s: 2.5
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Bug Priority: Minor
Reporter: Alex Gurrola Assignee: Benjamin Eberlei
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0
Labels: schematool

Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, Apache 2.4.7, PHP 2.5.9, MySQL 5.5, Symfony 2.6.6


Every time I run a doctrine:schema:update command within Symfony, using DBAL 2.5, it tries to execute this SQL Query, every single time:

SQL Query
ALTER TABLE user_sessions CHANGE sess_id sess_id VARBINARY(128) NOT NULL;

The PHP Annotations I am using for this column is as follows:

Binary Column
 * @var string
 * @ORM\Column(name="sess_id", type="binary", length=128, nullable=false)
 * @ORM\Id
 * @ORM\GeneratedValue(strategy="IDENTITY")
private $sessId;

It seems the binary type is somehow registering a change even though no change has actually been made. I updated to DBAL to 2.5 before getting the binary type supported by the doctrine:schema:update command.

Thanks in advance for any assistance in squashing this odd bug.

--Alex Gurrola

Comment by Nate Baker [ 15/May/15 ]

Do you intentionally have @ORM\GeneratedValue(strategy="IDENTITY"), or is that there from an auto import? I had the same problem but if I changed to strategy="NONE" it doesn't happen anymore. See this issue: http://www.doctrine-project.org/jira/browse/DBAL-353

Comment by Alex Gurrola [ 18/May/15 ]

It was an auto import. Your link resolved the issue, thanks.

[DBAL-1055] doctrine:schema:update SchemaException Created: 04/Dec/14  Updated: 08/Dec/14  Resolved: 08/Dec/14

Status: Resolved
Project: Doctrine DBAL
Component/s: Platforms
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Bug Priority: Minor
Reporter: Danilo Henrique Fonseca Menezes Assignee: Steve Müller
Resolution: Invalid Votes: 0
Labels: dbal, schematool


I'm trying to run doctrine:schema:update

and a have been thrown this exception

The table with name 'name.dbo' already exists.

There are at least two entities with the following mapping structure for the Table name:

 * NotaLancamento
 * @Table(name="name.dbo.notalancamento")
 * @Entity
class NotaLancamento

I'm using MSSQL and the database_name parameter for the connection is a has a different name (for example, name2). In my project I need to access data on the database 'name' and 'name2' at the same time, and they both have the schema dbo, I've been trying to solve this problem for a while. I searched on stackoverflow but got no answers.

Any ideas about what should I do?

Comment by Danilo Henrique Fonseca Menezes [ 04/Dec/14 ]

Going up on the exception stack trace I found out that the
/Doctrine/DBAL/Schema/AbstractAsset.php in its _setName method introduces the problem:

protected function _setName($name)
        if ($this->isIdentifierQuoted($name)) {
            $this->_quoted = true;
            $name = $this->trimQuotes($name);
        if (strpos($name, ".") !== false) {
            $parts = explode(".", $name);
            $this->_namespace = $parts[0];
            $name = $parts[1];
        $this->_name = $name;

It assumes that the namespace+name of the table should have only one dot.

Comment by Steve Müller [ 08/Dec/14 ]

Danilo Henrique Fonseca Menezes DBAL always assumes that you operate on one database at the time. The Schema class refers to exactly one database. So you cannot map entities for multiple databases with the same entity manager / connection. This is currently not supported.

See also here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15389692/cross-database-joins-with-doctrine-in-php

We might reconsider supporting this in 3.x but we cannot add support for this in 2.x as it would have to many implications on all dependent projects. So closing this for now.

Comment by Danilo Henrique Fonseca Menezes [ 08/Dec/14 ]

Steve Müller, thank you for your information, I had already read the stackoverflow article you mentioned and I was trying to overcome the problem.

Anyway, thank you so much and I hope to see this feature on doctrine 3.

Comment by Steve Müller [ 08/Dec/14 ]

You're welcome. We might add more schema object layers in 3.0 to make things like this work. Basically what I want to have in 3.0 is the possibility to retrieve the complete schema objects that exist on a single physical database instance which can be queried with one connection and abstract that into different schema layers (table -> schema -> catalog -> cluster — according to the SQL-92 standard definition). But 3.0 is not planned yet so it will take awhile until this might be possible

[DBAL-1017] Altering a foreign key column is not done properly for MySQL Created: 21/Oct/14  Updated: 21/Oct/14

Status: Open
Project: Doctrine DBAL
Component/s: Schema Managers
Affects Version/s: 2.5, 2.4.3
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Bug Priority: Major
Reporter: Christophe Coevoet Assignee: Benjamin Eberlei
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0
Labels: mysql, schematool


Altering a foreign key column column (for instance to make it not-nullable) or the index of a foreign key does not work on MySQL (to be exact, it does not work on some MySQL setups, but I haven't found the config setting impacting it yet). Making it work requires dropping the foreign key before altering the column/index and readding it after

Comment by Steve Müller [ 21/Oct/14 ]

Christophe Coevoet DBAL-732 related?

[DBAL-812] SchemaTool ignores multi-columns (composite) indexes when creating a foreign key Created: 13/Feb/14  Updated: 15/Feb/14

Status: Open
Project: Doctrine DBAL
Component/s: Schema Managers
Affects Version/s: 2.4.2
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Improvement Priority: Minor
Reporter: Peter Huynh Assignee: Steve Müller
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0
Labels: schematool



When using the schema tool to generate the differences between the db and the entities, I notice the following:

CREATE INDEX IDX_36D222EF603EE73 ON sales (vid);

Normally, it doesn't bother me, however I have had an existing composite index consists of (vid, submit). This leads to the redundant index IDX_36D222EF603EE73 and therefore forcing unnecessary overheads.

It would be nice to have a mean to disable this from happening.

The code in question can be found at https://github.com/doctrine/dbal/blob/594e326bd58d1d7af578f0dc3143655b9d119d45/lib/Doctrine/DBAL/Schema/Table.php#L543.

A helpful member from #doctrine IRC also pointed out that it does not check the unique constraints also.


Comment by Marco Pivetta [ 13/Feb/14 ]

Just a hint on this: looks like the current logic just checks hashed indexes, ignoring the "uniq" prefixed indexes to avoid duplicates.

Comment by Steve Müller [ 15/Feb/14 ]

Peter Huynh I get the point here. However after having a quick look into this it seems this behaviour exists for a good reason. See here: https://github.com/doctrine/dbal/blob/master/lib/Doctrine/DBAL/Schema/Index.php#L191-L195
The question is how could this reasonable extended to fulfil the needs you explained. I am not entirely sure about this and this peace of code is rather sensitive and critical. I don't want to rush any assumptions here.

Comment by Peter Huynh [ 15/Feb/14 ]

Hi Steve,

I fully understand your reservation.

Thanks for looking into things.


[DBAL-761] Driver\ResultStatement::fetchAll() returns empty array on a seemingly valid Driver\PDOStatement object Created: 03/Jan/14  Updated: 08/Jan/14

Status: Open
Project: Doctrine DBAL
Component/s: Drivers
Affects Version/s: 2.4
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Improvement Priority: Minor
Reporter: Dennis Matveyev Assignee: Benjamin Eberlei
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0
Labels: mysql, orm, query, schematool

Windows 7 64 bit, Zend Server/Studio, PHP 5.4.16,
Server: Apache/2.2.22 (Win32) mod_ssl/2.2.22 OpenSSL/0.9.8x


I came across a weird issue, where when running:

vendor/bin/doctrine-module orm:schema-tool:update

I would get:

There is no column with name 'resource_id' on table 'role_resource'.

But I did have a column with the above name in the above table, so that was a weird message for me. So I traced it all the way to this line of code:


If I remove "->fetchAll()" from that line, I get this object:

object(Doctrine\DBAL\Driver\PDOStatement)#531 (1) {
["queryString"]=> string(332) "SELECT COLUMN_NAME AS Field, COLUMN_TYPE AS Type, IS_NULLABLE AS `Null`, COLUMN_KEY AS `Key`, COLUMN_DEFAULT AS `Default`, EXTRA AS Extra, COLUMN_COMMENT AS Comment, CHARACTER_SET_NAME AS CharacterSet, COLLATION_NAME AS CollactionName FROM information_schema.COLUMNS WHERE TABLE_SCHEMA = 'loginauth' AND TABLE_NAME = 'role_resource'"

Which has a valid SQL query that runs fine and shows Field names on my local machine's MySQL prompt. But when I add ->fetchAll() back in that line of code, an empty array is returned, field names are not returned, and a SchemaException is generated. I found this odd and wanted to report it. Whether it is a bug or not, hopefully I can find the cause of this issue.

For loads more info, please see this: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20907491/doctrine-2-there-is-no-column-with-name-columnname-on-table-table

Comment by Steve Müller [ 03/Jan/14 ]

Dennis Matveyev It seems you are using MySQL. Can you please tell which version you use?

Comment by Steve Müller [ 03/Jan/14 ]

Dennis Matveyev Please also provide whether you use mysqli or PDO_MYSQL.

Comment by Steve Müller [ 03/Jan/14 ]

Dennis Matveyev Sounds dumb, but also are you sure that the vendor/bin/doctrine-module orm:schema-tool:update uses the correct connection parameters and does not by error connect to another database server or something? Because otherwise everything looks good IMO.

Comment by Dennis Matveyev [ 07/Jan/14 ]

Yes, I am using:
Server version: 5.5.23-log MySQL Community Server (GPL)
mysql client Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.5.23, for Win32 (x86)

Doctrine connection string for 'driverClass' is 'Doctrine\DBAL\Driver\PDOMySql\Driver', so it is PDO_MYSQL.

I am connecting to the right database, but your last suggestion is what helped to uncover the issue. When connecting to the database with the very same user/pass, and running the command, here is what I saw:

mysql> select resource_id from role_resource;
ERROR 1142 (42000): SELECT command denied to user 'login'@'localhost' for table 'role_resource'

Running a GRANT command to allow SELECT for this user solved the problem.

To improve debugging of similar issues, I'd see if there is a way to propagate the error from MySQL server to ./doctrine-module,
improve the error message of SchemaException, to i.e. "There is no column with name 'action_id' on table 'role_action', or database permissions prevent table access."


Comment by Steve Müller [ 07/Jan/14 ]

Dennis Matveyev Thank you for reporting this and I'm glad I could help. I will mark this as improvement, though. You are right in that the root cause of the error should be propagated to the user instead.

Comment by Steve Müller [ 08/Jan/14 ]

Dennis Matveyev Okay I found the root cause of the problem. See what MySQL states about access to the information_schema table for retrieving metadata about a certain database:

Each MySQL user has the right to access these tables, but can see only the rows in the tables that correspond to objects for which the user has the proper access privileges. In some cases (for example, the ROUTINE_DEFINITION column in the INFORMATION_SCHEMA.ROUTINES table), users who have insufficient privileges will see NULL.

So it returns NULL instead of raising an error and this is why Doctrine is not able to propagate the proper exception in this case. I'm not sure if changing the exception message in the SchemaException class is the proper way of handling this. Also please note that this is not only about columns (where you got stuck at) but can occurr for almost every list*() action called in the SchemaManager I suppose. Furthermore this might be a MySQL specific issue, not sure about that.

The proper solution would be to throw an exception much earlier, to have a decent behaviour in such an edge case. I think we should throw an exception here: https://github.com/doctrine/dbal/blob/master/lib/Doctrine/DBAL/Schema/AbstractSchemaManager.php#L267 because a table cannot live without columns and indicates an error somewhere. But I would like to hear the opinion of Benjamin Eberlei on that issue.

Comment by Steve Müller [ 08/Jan/14 ]

I checked the SQL Server documentation and it seems they behave exactly the same: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms187113.aspx

In SQL Server 2005 and later, the visibility of metadata is limited to securables that a user either owns or on which the user has been granted some permission. For example, the following query returns a row if the user has been granted a permission such as SELECT or INSERT on the table myTable.

However, if the user does not have any permission on myTable, the query returns an empty result set.

[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:

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