JSON Object-Document Mapping bundle for Symfony and Doctrine

v0.4.1 2020-07-21 12:50 UTC


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Inspired by

This is beta version of library. Main differences from Dunglas library:

  • library does not store any metadata in json field;
  • doctrine ODM type uses main Symfony serializer service (so you can easily extend serialization process by adding normalizers/denormalizers globally in dependency injection config);
  • automatic registration of ODM types for Doctrine (using Symfony autowiring and autoconfigure features).


  • Object-Document Mapping with database json types
  • Doctrine 2.5+ support
  • PostgreSQL 9.4+ support
  • Symfony 4+ support (not tested with Symfony 2 and 3)
  • MySQL support not tested

Additional features

  • Automatic registering normalizers for use with Java-like collections from ramsey/collection library


Install with Symfony 4

To install the library, use Composer.

composer require goodwix/doctrine-json-odm

Add lines to config/bundles.php (no automatic configuration is available for beta version).


return [
    // ...
    Goodwix\DoctrineJsonOdm\Bridge\Symfony\DoctrineJsonOdmBundle::class => ['all' => true],

Create package config file config/packages/doctrine-json-odm.yaml with next content.

      - '%kernel.project_dir%/src/ODM'

there src/ODM is the root path for your ODM entities (like src/Entity for Doctrine).


Basic usage with automatic ODM types registration

Create entity class for ODM type in ODM-specific directory (like src/ODM) and mark it with \Goodwix\DoctrineJsonOdm\Annotation\ODM annotation.

namespace App\ODM;

use Goodwix\DoctrineJsonOdm\Annotation\ODM;

 * @ODM()
class Document
    /** @var string */
    public $title;

    /** @var string */
    public $description;

Create doctrine entity class with field type App\ODM\Document.

namespace App\Entity;

use Doctrine\ORM\Mapping as ORM;
use App\ODM\Document;

 * @ORM\Entity()
class DocumentStorage
     * @ORM\Column(type="integer")
     * @ORM\Id
     * @ORM\GeneratedValue(strategy="AUTO")
     * @var int
    public $id;

     * @ORM\Column(type=Document::class, nullable=true)
     * @var Document
    public $document;

Now you can easily manage your ORM entity with ODM class field

$documentStorage = $entityManager->find(DocumentStorage::class, $id);
$documentStorage->document->title = 'ODM document title';
$documentStorage->document->description = 'ODM document description';

Manual usage with Doctrine and Symfony Serializer component

To manually register Doctrine ODM types use ODMType::registerODMType() method.

require_once __DIR__.'/../vendor/autoload.php';

use Goodwix\DoctrineJsonOdm\Type\ODMType;
use Symfony\Component\Serializer\SerializerInterface;

class Document { }

    new class implements SerializerInterface
        public function serialize($data, $format, array $context = [])  { /* Implement serialize() method. */ }
        public function deserialize($data, $type, $format, array $context = [])  { /* Implement deserialize() method. */ }

Examples with Symfony application

You can see example of Symfony 4 application with using ODM library in this directory.


You can run composer lint before pushing to repository to ensure that there are no code style errors.

Please remember to add some tests if you change library code.