Doctrine2 behavioral extensions

v2.3.9 2014-01-12 16:34 UTC


Version 2.3.9

Build Status

Note: Extensions 2.3.x are compatible with ORM and doctrine common library versions from 2.2.x to 2.4.x

Latest updates


DoctrineExtensions has new home on github under an unbrella of ORM designer organization. I'm sure there it will find much more improvements over the time and the original author of extensions will remain a core member of this project. The reason why it was moved elsewhere - is mainly because more enthusiastic people would bring more ideas to the project and remain interested in it's future, especially when it is related to their daily work and vision.


  • Uploadable filename support #915, #924, #910
  • Tree-MaterializedPath fixed issue when a Proxy object was scheduled for removal #937
  • Sluggable relation slug handler option to urlize non slug relation field #947
  • Sluggable pass an object to urlizer #941
  • IpTraceable new extension to trace ip addresses based on timestampable #912

Summary and features

This package contains extensions for Doctrine2 that hook into the facilities of Doctrine and offer new functionality or tools to use Doctrine2 more efficiently. This package contains mostly used behaviors which can be easily attached to your event system of Doctrine2 and handle the records being flushed in the behavioral way. List of extensions:

  • Tree - this extension automates the tree handling process and adds some tree specific functions on repository. (closure, nestedset or materialized path)
  • Translatable - gives you a very handy solution for translating records into different languages. Easy to setup, easier to use.
  • Sluggable - urlizes your specified fields into single unique slug
  • Timestampable - updates date fields on create, update and even property change.
  • Blameable - updates string or reference fields on create, update and even property change with a string or object (e.g. user).
  • Loggable - helps tracking changes and history of objects, also supports version management.
  • Sortable - makes any document or entity sortable
  • Translator - explicit way to handle translations
  • Softdeleteable - allows to implicitly remove records
  • Uploadable - provides file upload handling in entity fields
  • References - supports linking Entities in Documents and visa versa
  • IpTraceable - inherited from Timestampable, sets IP address instead of timestamp

Currently these extensions support Yaml, Annotation and Xml mapping. Additional mapping drivers can be easily implemented using Mapping extension to handle the additional metadata mapping.

Note: Please note, that xml mapping needs to be in a different namespace, the declared namespace for Doctrine extensions is http://gediminasm.org/schemas/orm/doctrine-extensions-mapping So root node now looks like this:

Note: Use 2.1.x tag in order to use extensions based on Doctrine2.1.x versions. Currently master branch is based on 2.2.x versions and may not work with 2.1.x

<doctrine-mapping xmlns="http://doctrine-project.org/schemas/orm/doctrine-mapping"

XML mapping xsd schemas are also versioned and can be used by version suffix:

ODM MongoDB support

List of extensions which support ODM

  • Translatable
  • Sluggable
  • Timestampable
  • Blameable
  • Loggable
  • Translator
  • Tree (Materialized Path strategy for now)
  • References
  • Sortable

All these extensions can be nested together and mapped in traditional ways - annotations, xml or yaml

You can test these extensions on my blog. All tutorials for basic usage examples are on my blog too. You can also fork or clone this blog from github repository

Running the tests:

PHPUnit 3.6 or newer is required. To setup and run tests follow these steps:

  • go to the root directory of extensions
  • download composer: wget https://getcomposer.org/composer.phar
  • install dev libraries: php composer.phar install
  • run: phpunit -c tests
  • optional - run mongodb service if targeting mongo tests

Running the example:

To setup and run example follow these steps:

  • go to the root directory of extensions
  • download composer: wget https://getcomposer.org/composer.phar
  • install dev libraries: php composer.phar install
  • edit example/em.php and configure your database on top of the file
  • run: ./example/bin/console or php example/bin/console for console commands
  • run: ./example/bin/console orm:schema-tool:create to create schema
  • run: php example/run.php to run example


Thanks to everyone participating in the development of these great Doctrine2 extensions!

And especially ones who create and maintain new extensions: