Easy usage of Phinx with CakePHP2

v1.2.0 2022-07-05 09:48 UTC

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Last update: 2022-08-05 10:01:47 UTC


Phinx is the default tool for database migrations in CakePHP3 and CakePHP4. Phinx can be used as a standalone tool, so it is possible to use it with CakePHP2. This project makes usage of Phinx with CakePHP2 less complicated.


  • PHP >= 7.0
  • CakePHP2 installed via composer
  • Mysql (no other DB supported a the moment)
  • Migrations in folder Config/Migrations
  • Seeds in folder Config/Seeds

What does it do?

This package provides a helper script and a default Phinx config file for usage with you CakePHP2 project.

By using the helper script it is not necessary to create a Phinx configuration for your project.


composer require kba-team/phinx-cake2


Usage: phinx-cake2.sh [command] [arguments] [options]


./vendor/bin/phinx-cake2.sh migrate

If you want to migrate a plugin's migration.

PLUGIN=<plugin_name> ./vendor/bin/phinx-cake2.sh migrate

In case the plugin uses its own database, you need to set the following in a file called phinx.php in the plugin's Config directory.

Configure::write('phinx.datasource', "<datasource name>");