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Generate PHP DocBlock annotations for DataObject and DataExtension databasefields and relation methods

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3.1.1 2021-02-13 00:03 UTC


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This module generates @property, @method and @mixin tags for DataObjects, PageControllers and (Data)Extensions, so ide's like PHPStorm recognize the database and relations that are set in the $db, $has_one, $has_many and $many_many arrays.

The docblocks can be generated/updated with each dev/build and with a DataObjectAnnotatorTask per module or classname.


SilverStripe Framework and possible custom code.

By default, mysite is an enabled "module".

Version ^2:

SilverStripe 3.x framework

Version ^3:

SilverStripe 4.x


  "require-dev": {
    "silverleague/ideannotator": "3.x-dev"

Please note, this example omitted any possible modules you require yourself!

Example result


 * Class NewsItem
 * @property string $Title
 * @property int $Sort
 * @property int $Version
 * @property int $AuthorID
 * @method \SilverStripe\Security\Member Author()
 * @method \SilverStripe\ORM\DataList|Category[] Categories()
 * @method \SilverStripe\ORM\ManyManyList|Tag[] Tags()
 * @mixin Versioned
class NewsItem extends \SilverStripe\ORM\DataObject
    private static $db = array(
        'Title'	=> 'Varchar(255)',
        'Sort'	=> 'Int'

    private static $has_one = array(
        'Author' => Member::class

    private static $has_many = array(
        'Categories' => Category::class

    private static $many_many = array(
        'Tags' => Tag::class

Further information

For installation, see installation

For the Code of Conduct, see CodeOfConduct

For contributing, see Contributing

For further documentation information, see the docs

A word of caution

This module changes the content of your files and currently there is no backup functionality. PHPStorm has a Local history for files and of course you have your code version controlled... I tried to add complete UnitTests, but I can't garantuee every situation is covered.

This module should never be installed on a production environment.