A database query builder for PHP 5.3+

0.7.2 2014-02-11 15:18 UTC


A MySQL query builder engine for PDO which requires PHP 5.3.


The easiest way to install Peyote is by adding this line to your composer.json file.

    "davewid/peyote": "0.6.*"

Optionally you can download the source of this repo and move over the classes folder.


Peyote follows both the PSR-0 and PSR-1 standards.

There isn't an autoloader included with the library though so you will need to set that up yourself. If you use Composer to install the dependency (highly recommended) then you won't have to worry about anything as Composer will take care of it all.


I'll start out with a full example on how to use the library and break it down as we go along.

// Create a PDO instance
$pdo = new PDO($dsn, $user, $password);

// Create a SELECT query
$query = new \Peyote\Select('user');
$query->where('user_id', '=', 1);

// Build the PDOStatement
$statement = $pdo->prepare($query->compile());

// Run the query

// Fetch results
$results = $statement->fetchAll();

Why the getParams() call?

Keeping your queries safe from SQL injection is out of the scope of this library so Peyote uses ? placeholders instead and keeps track of all the data you enter.

If you would echo out $query->compile() you would see this.

SELECT * FROM user WHERE user_id = ?

At this point getParams() will return an array holding the values you passed in, (in this case, 1).

PDO will handle the placeholder replacement during execute() keeping you a lot safer from SQL injection.


$query = new \Peyote\Select('user');
$query->where('user_id', '=', 1);

echo $query->compile();
// output: SELECT * FROM user WHERE user_id = ?


$data = array(
    'email' => "testing@foo.com",
    'password' => "youllneverguess"

$query = new \Peyote\Insert('user');

echo $query->compile();
// output: INSERT INTO user (email, password) VALUES (?, ?)


$data = array(
    'password' => "iguesssomebodyguessed"

$query = new \Peyote\Update('user');
$query->set($data)->where('user_id', '=', 1);

echo $query->compile();
// output: UPDATE user SET password = ? WHERE user_id = ?


$query = new \Peyote\Delete('user');
$query->where('user_id', '=', 1);

echo $query->compile();
// output: DELETE FROM user WHERE user_id = ?

Table Statements

As of version 0.6.0, Peyote now comes bundled with statements to help create, alter and drop tables.


$query = new \Peyote\Create('user');
  // Add Columns here....

echo $query->compile();
// output: CREATE TABLE user ( {columns here...} ) ENGINE=MyISAM DEFAULT CHARSET=utf8


There are 2 ways to create a column. The first is just to type out the raw SQL as as string. The second is to use a \Peyote\Column.

Please see the test folder for more usage examples.

Note: Using serial as the column type will give set the column as an INT, primary key, not null, unsigned and auto increment.


$query = new \Peyote\Alter('user');

// As string...
$query->addColumn('activated TINYINT NOT NULL');

// As Column...
$column = new \Peyote\Column('activated', 'TINYINT', array('is_null' => false));

echo $query->compile();
// Output: 'ALTER TABLE user ADD activated TINYINT NOT NULL';


$query = new \Peyote\Drop('user');
echo $query->compile();
// Output: DROP TABLE user

Developed by Dave Widmer