DMS Filter provides Annotation based entity filtering.

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v2.0.0 2014-01-17 16:30 UTC


This library provides a service that can be used to filter object values based on annotations

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Use composer to add DMS\Filter to your app

composer require dms/dms-filter

This will get you the latest compatible version with 2.0 without BC breaks.


Your Entity:


namespace App\Entity;

//Import Annotations
use DMS\Filter\Rules as Filter;

class User

    * @Filter\StripTags()
    * @Filter\Trim()
    * @Filter\StripNewlines()
    * @var string
    public $name;

    * @Filter\StripTags()
    * @Filter\Trim()
    * @Filter\StripNewlines()
    * @var string
    public $email;



    //Get Doctrine Reader
    $reader = new Annotations\AnnotationReader();

    //Load AnnotationLoader
    $loader = new Mapping\Loader\AnnotationLoader($reader);
    $this->loader = $loader;

    //Get a MetadataFactory
    $metadataFactory = new Mapping\ClassMetadataFactory($loader);

    //Get a Filter
    $filter = new DMS\Filter\Filter($metadataFactory);

    //Get your Entity
    $user = new App\Entity\User();
    $user->name = "My <b>name</b>";
    $user->email = "";

    //Filter you entity

    echo $user->name; //"My name"
    echo $user->email; //""

Full example:


This package relies on these external libraries:

  • Doctrine Annotations


Feel free to send pull requests, just follow these guides:

  • Fork
  • Code
  • Test
    • Just create FilterTestCase and run phpunit
  • Submit PR


This library is inspired by the Symfony 2 Validator component and is meant to work alongside it.

Symfony 2 Validator: