[DDC-3312] Cascade persist on non-owing side of a relation Created: 18/Sep/14  Updated: 18/Sep/14  Resolved: 18/Sep/14

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

Type: Bug Priority: Major
Reporter: Asmir Mustafic Assignee: Benjamin Eberlei
Resolution: Duplicate Votes: 0
Labels: info


I have a strange behavior/question...

Looking to this test: https://github.com/doctrine/doctrine2/blob/master/tests/Doctrine/Tests/ORM/Functional/BasicFunctionalTest.php#L1152

in my opinion, it may be not correct.

CmsAddress is on non-owing side of CmsUser (https://github.com/doctrine/doctrine2/blob/master/tests/Doctrine/Tests/Models/CMS/CmsUser.php#L151).

$address has the cascade persist property.

Looking at the documentation (http://doctrine-orm.readthedocs.org/en/latest/reference/unitofwork-associations.html#important-concepts) seems that changes on non-owing side of a relation are always ignored, but the testFlushAndCascadePersist supposes that persit call has to be propagate to all associations.

Where I'm wrong?

Is persist propagated to all owing and non-owing associations?

BTW, here https://github.com/doctrine/doctrine2/blob/master/lib/Doctrine/ORM/UnitOfWork.php#L2217 i can't identify anything that "skips" the non-owing side of an association.

I have also created a PR https://github.com/doctrine/doctrine2/pull/1139 that is related to my question.
I'm trying to implement the proposed PR, but I need to understand this first.

Comment by Asmir Mustafic [ 18/Sep/14 ]

I prefer to move this issue to https://github.com/doctrine/doctrine2/pull/1139

[DDC-3222] PostUpdate event destroying collectionUpdates Created: 21/Jul/14  Updated: 17/Sep/14  Resolved: 17/Sep/14

Status: Resolved
Project: Doctrine 2 - ORM
Component/s: ORM
Affects Version/s: 2.4.2
Fix Version/s: None
Security Level: All

Type: Bug Priority: Critical
Reporter: Jacob Spizziri Assignee: Marco Pivetta
Resolution: Invalid Votes: 0
Labels: None

Mac OSX, AMP, php 5.3.27


I have an entity that contains a Many-To-Many Unidirectional association. When the association is updated and the entity is flushed the changes are not being persisted to the database.

This is because the postUpdate event is being fired on executeUpdates, which is being called before the collection updates are being processed here:

            // Collection updates (deleteRows, updateRows, insertRows)
            foreach ($this->collectionUpdates as $collectionToUpdate) {

This is occurring in UnitOfWork->commit() lines 333 through 366.

Apparently the postUpdate listener I wrote was causing the collectionUpdates property to be erased.

Comment by Marco Pivetta [ 21/Jul/14 ]

What does the listener actually do? Doesn't look like a bug to me...

Comment by Jacob Spizziri [ 21/Jul/14 ]

I'm using FOSElasticaBundle/ElasticSearch. On the postUpdate event I'm calling fos:elastica:populate on the entity indexes. Heres the code


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namespace SRC\Bundle\SearchBundle\EventListener;

use Symfony\Component\Console\Input\ArrayInput;
use Symfony\Component\Console\Output\NullOutput;
use Doctrine\ORM\Event\LifecycleEventArgs;
use SRC\Bundle\ProductBundle\Entity\Product;
use SRC\Bundle\UserBundle\Entity\User;

 * Description of SearchIndexer
 * @author jacobspizziri
class SearchIndexer
	protected $container;
	protected $logger;
	public function __construct($container, $logger) {
		$this->container = $container;
		$this->logger = $logger;
	public function postUpdate(LifecycleEventArgs $args){
	protected function index($args){
		$entity = $args->getEntity();

		$arguments = false;
		$command = new \FOS\ElasticaBundle\Command\PopulateCommand();
		//TODO: probably need to specify the --env=prod/dev
		// update Elastica on Product update
		if ($entity instanceof Product) {
			$this->logger->info('Updating Product Search Indexes');
			$arguments = array(
					'--type' => 'product'
		} else if ($entity instanceof User) {
			$this->logger->info('Updating User Search Indexes');

			$arguments = array(
					'--type' => 'user'
		if($command && $arguments){
			$input = new ArrayInput($arguments);
			$output = new NullOutput();
			$result = $command->run($input, $output);
			$this->logger->info('Finished Updating Search Indexes with result: '. strval($result));

Am I using this event incorrectly? Should I only be using postPersist?

Comment by Marco Pivetta [ 17/Sep/14 ]

After checking again, I think this issue is invalid. Please use the onFlush event to log changes (instead of post-* events

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