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v4.1.6 2017-05-31 17:01 UTC


A validating SQL lexer and parser with a focus on MySQL dialect.

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Please use Composer to install:

composer require phpmyadmin/sql-parser


The API documentation is available at https://develdocs.phpmyadmin.net/sql-parser/.


Command line utilities

Command line utility to syntax highlight SQL query:

./vendor/bin/highlight-query --query "SELECT 1"

Command line utility to lint SQL query:

./vendor/bin/lint-query --query "SELECT 1"

Command line utility to tokenize SQL query:

./vendor/bin/tokenize-query --query "SELECT 1"

Formatting SQL query

echo PhpMyAdmin\SqlParser\Utils\Formatter::format($query, array('type' => 'html'));

Discoverying query type

use PhpMyAdmin\SqlParser\Parser;
use PhpMyAdmin\SqlParser\Utils\Query;

$query = 'OPTIMIZE TABLE tbl';
$parser = new Parser($query);
$flags = Query::getFlags($parser->statements[0]);

echo $flags['querytype'];

Parsing and building SQL query

require __DIR__."/vendor/autoload.php";

$query1 = "select * from a";
$parser = new PhpMyAdmin\SqlParser\Parser($query1);

// inspect query
var_dump($parser->statements[0]); // outputs object(PhpMyAdmin\SqlParser\Statements\SelectStatement)

// modify query by replacing table a with table b
$table2 = new \PhpMyAdmin\SqlParser\Components\Expression("", "b", "", "");
$parser->statements[0]->from[0] = $table2;

// build query again from an array of object(PhpMyAdmin\SqlParser\Statements\SelectStatement) to a string
$statement = $parser->statements[0];
$query2 = $statement->build();
var_dump($query2); // outputs string(19) "SELECT  * FROM `b` "

// Change SQL mode

// build the query again using different quotes
$query2 = $statement->build();
var_dump($query2); // outputs string(19) "SELECT  * FROM "b" "


You can localize error messages installing phpmyadmin/motranslator version 3.0 or newer:

composer require phpmyadmin/motranslator:^3.0

The locale is automatically detected from your enrivonment, you can also set a different locale

From cli:

LC_ALL=pl ./vendor/bin/lint-query --query "SELECT 1"

From php:

require __DIR__."/vendor/autoload.php";

$GLOBALS['lang'] = 'pl';

$query1 = "select * from a";
$parser = new PhpMyAdmin\SqlParser\Parser($query1);

More information

This library was originally created during the Google Summer of Code 2015 and has been used by phpMyAdmin since version 4.5.