News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Sameer Borate' Blog:
Creating SQL schemas with Doctrine DBAL
December 22, 2010 @ 14:25:53

On his blog today Sameer Borate has a new post looking at using Doctrine DBAL to make schemas rather than having to make them by hand each time (can be very useful for reloads with fixtures).

A tedious task during web development is that of database schema creation. A schema containing a few tables comprising of a small set of rows is quick, while that containing dozens of tables and large numbers of columns is a tedious process. I usually resort to a small php script with some regular expression tossed in to automatically create a schema from a text file definition. But that is a little buggy as I've to manually add the indexes and other small things. Now that Doctrine has released a DBAL library, this will provide a nice ability to automatically create sql schemas.

He introduces the DBAL abstraction layer and includes a basic script to create a schema for a MySQL database, manually adding the columns and setting up things like primary keys and foreign key constraints. He also includes the SQL statements that it will generate and execute on your Doctrine-based connection.

1 comment voice your opinion now!
sql schema doctrine generate dbal mysql


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

CodeForest.net: Multiple virtual hosts in WAMP

Vinu Thomas' Blog: PHP Apps on Mobile using PAMP

Developer Tutorials: Easy PDF Generation in PHP

Job Posting: Accucom Seeks Mid-Senior PHP/MySQL Developer (Boston, MA)

Acunetix.com: Web Site Security Center


Community Events





Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


release introduction laravel opinion community install language voicesoftheelephpant list library interview package deployment symfony tips series podcast framework bugfix api

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework