Hector Query

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Hector Query is the query module of Hector ORM. Can be used independently of ORM.



You can install Hector Query with Composer, it's the recommended installation.

$ composer require hectororm/query


  • PHP ^8.0
  • Packages dependencies:
    • hectororm/connection



You can initialize the query builder with a Connection object.

use Hector\Connection\Connection;
use Hector\Query\QueryBuilder;

$connection = new Connection('...');
$queryBuilder = new QueryBuilder($connection);

$result = $queryBuilder
    ->where('field1', 'foo')
    ->where('field2', '>=', 2)

Select / Insert / Update / Delete / Union

You can do a select/insert/update/delete request with specific objects:

  • Select : Hector\Query\Select class
  • Insert : Hector\Query\Insert class
  • Update : Hector\Query\Update class
  • Delete : Hector\Query\Delete class
  • Union : Hector\Query\Union class
use Hector\Query\Select;
use Hector\Query\Insert;
use Hector\Query\Update;
use Hector\Query\Delete;
use Hector\Query\Union;

$select = new Select();
$insert = new Insert();
$update = new Update();
$delete = new Delete();
$union = new Union();

All this classes implements StatementInterface interface. This interface provides one method to get statement and bindings:

StatementInterface::getStatement(BindParamList $bindParams)

Example of use:

use Hector\Connection\Connection;
use Hector\Connection\Bind\BindParamList;
use Hector\Query\Select;

$connection = new Connection('...');
$select = new Select();
    ->where('field', 'value');

$binds = new BindParamList();
$statement = $select->getStatement($binds);

$result = $connection->fetchAll($statement, $binds);


Hector Query has support of having and where conditions. Methods are sames, just replace "where" by "having" in method name.

Where / Having

/** @var QueryBuilder $queryBuilder */
use Hector\Query\QueryBuilder;

    ->from('table', 'alias')
    ->where('field', '=', 'value')
    ->orWhere('field', '=', 'value2');


  • QueryBuilder::whereIn($column, array $values)
  • QueryBuilder::whereNotIn($column, array $values)
  • QueryBuilder::whereBetween($column, $value1, $value2)
  • QueryBuilder::whereNotBetween($column, $value1, $value2)
  • QueryBuilder::whereGreaterThan($column, $value)
  • QueryBuilder::whereGreaterThanOrEqual($column, $value)
  • QueryBuilder::whereLessThan($column, $value)
  • QueryBuilder::whereLessThanOrEqual($column, $value)
  • QueryBuilder::whereExists($statement)
  • QueryBuilder::whereNotExists($statement)
  • QueryBuilder::whereContains($string)
  • QueryBuilder::whereStartsWith($string)
  • QueryBuilder::whereEndsWith($string)


You can specify columns name and alias with method:

QueryBuilder::column($column, $alias)

Repeat call of this method, add a new column to the result rows ; you can reset columns with method QueryBuilder::resetColumns().

Or pass an array of column names:

QueryBuilder::columns(array $columnNames)


You can group results with method:


Repeat call of this method, add a new group ; you can reset groups with method QueryBuilder::resetGroups().

If you want set WITH ROLLUP modifier to your statement, you can do it with method:

QueryBuilder::groupByWithRollup(bool $withRollup = true)


You can order results with method:

QueryBuilder::orderBy($column, $order)

Repeat call of this method, add a new order ; you can reset orders with method QueryBuilder::resetOrder().

A shortcut is available if you want to do a random order:



You can limit results with methods:

  • QueryBuilder::limit(int $limit, int $offset = null)
  • QueryBuilder::offset(int $offset)

If you want reset limits, uses method QueryBuilder::resetLimit().


For Insert/Update statements, you need to assign values with method :

QueryBuilder::assign($column, $value)

Repeat call of this method, add a new assignment to the statement ; you can reset assignments with method QueryBuilder::resetAssignments().

Or pass an associative array with column names and values:

QueryBuilder::assigns(array|StatementInterface $columnValues)


Three methods are available to do jointures:

  • QueryBuilder::innerJoin($table, $condition, ?string $alias = null)
  • QueryBuilder::leftJoin($table, $condition, ?string $alias = null)
  • QueryBuilder::rightJoin($table, $condition, ?string $alias = null)

If you want reset jointures, uses method QueryBuilder::resetJoin().


An Union class is available to make unions with select.

use Hector\Connection\Connection;
use Hector\Query\Select;
use Hector\Query\Union;

$connection = new Connection('...');
$union = new Union();

/** @var Select $select1 */
/** @var Select $select2 */
$union->addSelect($select1, $select2);

Union class is a StatementInterface, so refers to the related paragraph to use it.

Fetch results

3 methods to fetch result:

  • QueryBuilder::fetchOne(): ?array Get first row of statement results.
  • QueryBuilder::fetchAll(): Generator Get all rows of statement results, uses Generator class.
  • QueryBuilder::fetchColumn(int $column = 0): Generator Get specified column value of all rows of statement results, uses Generator class.

To known how use Generator, refers to the PHP documentation: https://www.php.net/manual/class.generator.php

Count results

A shortcut method is available in QueryBuilder class to count results.

/** @var QueryBuilder $queryBuilder */
use Hector\Query\QueryBuilder;

    ->from('table', 'alias')
    ->where('field', '=', 'value')
    ->orWhere('field', '=', 'value2');

$count = $queryBuilder->count();
$results = $queryBuilder->fetchAll();

This method reset columns, limit and order of query ; but don't modify the query builder, so you can continue to use it to get results for example.


A shortcut method is available in QueryBuilder class to do an exists query.

/** @var QueryBuilder $queryBuilder */
use Hector\Query\QueryBuilder;

    ->from('table', 'alias')
    ->where('field', '=', 'value')
    ->orWhere('field', '=', 'value2');

$exists = $queryBuilder->exists();

This method don't modify the query builder, so you can continue to use it to get results for example.

Insert / Update / Delete

Shortcut methods are available in QueryBuilder class to do an insert, an update or a delete.

/** @var QueryBuilder $queryBuilder */
use Hector\Query\QueryBuilder;
use Hector\Query\Select;

    ->from('table', 'alias')
    ->where('field', '=', 'value')
    ->orWhere('field', '=', 'value2');

$affectedRows = $queryBuilder->insert(['field' => 'value', 'field2' => 'value2']);
$affectedRows = $queryBuilder->insert((new Select())->from('table_src'));
$affectedRows = $queryBuilder->update(['field' => 'value']);
$affectedRows = $queryBuilder->delete();

These methods don't modify the query builder, so you can continue to use it to get results for example.