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Registering Event Listeners and Subscribers

Doctrine allows you to register listeners and subscribers that are notified when different events occur inside Doctrine's ODM. For more information, see Doctrine's Event Documentation.

Each connection in Doctrine has its own event manager, which is shared with document managers tied to that connection. Listeners and subscribers may be registered with all event managers or just one (using the connection name).

In Symfony, you can register a listener or subscriber by creating a service and then tagging it with a specific tag.

Event Listeners

Use the doctrine_mongodb.odm.event_listener tag to register a listener. The event attribute is required and should denote the event on which to listen. By default, listeners will be registered with event managers for all connections. To restrict a listener to a single connection, specify its name in the tag's connection attribute.

The priority attribute, which defaults to 0 if omitted, may be used to control the order that listeners are registered. Much like Symfony's event dispatcher, greater numbers will result in the listener executing first and listeners with the same priority will be executed in the order that they were registered with the event manager.

Lastly, the lazy attribute, which defaults to false if omitted, may be used to request that the listener be lazily loaded by the event manager when its event is dispatched.

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    1services: my_doctrine_listener: class: Acme\HelloBundle\Listener\MyDoctrineListener # ... tags: - { name: doctrine_mongodb.odm.event_listener, event: postPersist }
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  • XML
    1<service id="my_doctrine_listener" class="Acme\HelloBundle\Listener\MyDoctrineListener"> <!-- ... --> <tag name="doctrine_mongodb.odm.event_listener" event="postPersist" /> </service>
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  • PHP
    1$definition = new Definition('Acme\HelloBundle\Listener\MyDoctrineListener'); // ... $definition->addTag('doctrine_mongodb.odm.event_listener', [ 'event' => 'postPersist', ]); $container->setDefinition('my_doctrine_listener', $definition);
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Event Subscribers

Use the doctrine_mongodb.odm.event_subscriber tag to register a subscriber. Subscribers are responsible for implementing Doctrine\Common\EventSubscriber and a method for returning the events they will observe. For this reason, this tag has no event attribute; however, the connection, priority and lazy attributes are available.

Unlike Symfony event listeners, Doctrine's event manager expects each listener and subscriber to have a method name corresponding to the observed event(s). For this reason, the aforementioned tags have no method attribute.