Doctrine DBAL and ORM service providers for Pimple 3.

0.2.0 2019-03-07 14:34 UTC

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This provider is a complete solution for using Doctrine in Pimple. You can use the full ORM or just the DBAL. This project began as a fork of the dflydev/doctrine-orm-service-provider, which itself is based heavily on both the core Doctrine Service Provider and the work done by @docteurklein on the docteurklein/silex-doctrine-service-providers project.

Some inspiration was also taken from Doctrine Bundle and Doctrine Bridge.


  • 05-03-2019
    • Updated PHP >=7.1
    • Updated Doctrine cache types
  • 20-01-2015
    • Implemented second level cache
    • Compatibility with Doctrine 2.5


The recommended way to install through composer.

$ composer require linio/doctrine-service-provider


To run the test suite, you need install the dependencies via composer, then run PHPUnit.

$ composer install
$ composer test


To start, you just need to register the OrmServiceProvider. This provider expects two services to be registered, dbs and dbs.event_manager. You can register those services yourself, or, use the included DbalServiceProvider.

In each of these examples an Entity Manager that is bound to the default database connection will be provided. It will be accessible via orm.em.


use Linio\Doctrine\Provider\OrmServiceProvider;
use Linio\Doctrine\Provider\DbalServiceProvider;
use Pimple\Container;

$container = new Container();

$container->register(new DbalServiceProvider, [
    'db.options' => [
        'driver' => 'pdo_sqlite',
        'path' => '/path/to/sqlite.db',

$container->register(new OrmServiceProvider, [
    'orm.proxies_dir' => '/path/to/proxies',
    'orm.em.options' => [
        'mappings' => [
            // Using actual filesystem paths
                'type' => 'annotation',
                'namespace' => 'Foo\Entities',
                'path' => __DIR__.'/src/Foo/Entities',
                'type' => 'xml',
                'namespace' => 'Bat\Entities',
                'path' => __DIR__.'/src/Bat/Resources/mappings',
        'resolve_target_entities' => [
            'Rocket\Auth\Model\User' => 'MyProject\Model\Customer',
            'Rocket\Auth\Model\Session' => 'MyProject\Model\Session',
            'Rocket\Auth\Model\OAuthCredentials' => 'MyProject\Model\OAuthCredentials',
            'Rocket\Auth\Model\SessionContext' => 'MyProject\Model\SessionContext',



  • orm.em.options: Array of Entity Manager options.

    These options are available:

    • connection (Default: default): String defining which database connection to use. Used when using named databases via dbs.

    • resolve_target_entities: Array of resolutions from abstract classes or interfaces to concrete entities.

      Example configuration:

        $app['orm.ems.default'] = 'sqlite';
        $app['orm.ems.options'] = array(
            'resolve_target_entities' => array(
                'Rocket\Auth\Model\User' => 'MyProject\Model\Customer',
                'Rocket\Auth\Model\Session' => 'MyProject\Model\Session',
                'Rocket\Auth\Model\OAuthCredentials' => 'MyProject\Model\OAuthCredentials',
                'Rocket\Auth\Model\SessionContext' => 'MyProject\Model\SessionContext',
    • mappings: Array of mapping definitions.

      Each mapping definition should be an array with the following options:

      • type: Mapping driver type, one of annotation, xml, yml, simple_xml, simple_yml or php.

      • namespace: Namespace in which the entities reside.

      New: the simple_xml and simple_yml driver types were added in v1.1 and provide support for the simplified XML driver and simplified YAML driver of Doctrine.

      Additionally, each mapping definition should contain one of the following options:

      • path: Path to where the mapping files are located. This should be an actual filesystem path. For the php driver it can be an array of paths

      • resources_namespace: A namespaceish path to where the mapping files are located. Example: Path\To\Foo\Resources\mappings

      Each mapping definition can have the following optional options:

      • alias (Default: null): Set the alias for the entity namespace.

      Each annotation mapping may also specify the following options:

      • use_simple_annotation_reader (Default: true): If true, only simple notations like @Entity will work. If false, more advanced notations and aliasing via use will work. (Example: use Doctrine\ORM\Mapping AS ORM, @ORM\Entity) Note that if set to false, the AnnotationRegistry will probably need to be configured correctly so that it can load your Annotations classes. See this FAQ: Why aren't my Annotations classes being found?
    • query_cache (Default: setting specified by orm.default_cache): String or array describing query cache implementation.

    • metadata_cache (Default: setting specified by orm.default_cache): String or array describing metadata cache implementation.

    • result_cache (Default: setting specified by orm.default_cache): String or array describing result cache implementation.

    • hydration_cache (Default: setting specified by orm.default_cache): String or array describing hydration cache implementation.

    • types An array of custom types in the format of 'typeName' => 'Namespace\To\Type\Class'

  • orm.ems.options: Array of Entity Manager configuration sets indexed by each Entity Manager's name. Each value should look like orm.em.options.

    Example configuration:

      $app['orm.ems.default'] = 'sqlite';
      $app['orm.ems.options'] = array(
          'mysql' => array(
              'connection' => 'mysql',
              'mappings' => array(),
          'sqlite' => array(
              'connection' => 'sqlite',
              'mappings' => array(),

    Example usage:

     $emMysql = $app['orm.ems']['mysql'];
     $emSqlite = $app['orm.ems']['sqlite'];
  • orm.ems.default (Default: first Entity Manager processed): String defining the name of the default Entity Manager.

  • orm.proxies_dir: String defining path to where Doctrine generated proxies should be located.

  • orm.proxies_namespace (Default: DoctrineProxy): String defining namespace in which Doctrine generated proxies should reside.

  • orm.auto_generate_proxies: Boolean defining whether or not proxies should be generated automatically.

  • orm.class_metadata_factory_name: Class name of class metadata factory. Class implements Doctrine\Common\Persistence\Mapping\ClassMetadataFactory.

  • orm.default_repository_class: Class name of default repository. Class implements Doctrine\Common\Persistence\ObjectRepository.

  • orm.repository_factory: Repository factory, instance Doctrine\ORM\Repository\RepositoryFactory.

  • orm.entity_listener_resolver: Entity listener resolver, instance Doctrine\ORM\Mapping\EntityListenerResolver.

  • orm.default_cache: String or array describing default cache implementation.

  • orm.add_mapping_driver: Function providing the ability to add a mapping driver to an Entity Manager.

    These params are available:

    • $mappingDriver: Mapping driver to be added, instance Doctrine\Common\Persistence\Mapping\Driver\MappingDriver.

    • $namespace: Namespace to be mapped by $mappingDriver, string.

    • $name: Name of Entity Manager to add mapping to, string, default null.

  • orm.em_name_from_param: Function providing the ability to retrieve an entity manager's name from a param.

    This is useful for being able to optionally allow users to specify which entity manager should be configured for a 3rd party service provider but fallback to the default entity manager if not explitely specified.

    For example:

      $emName = $app['orm.em_name_from_param']('3rdparty.provider.em');
      $em = $app['orm.ems'][$emName];

    This code should be able to be used inside of a 3rd party service provider safely, whether the user has defined 3rdparty.provider.em or not.

  • orm.strategy:

    • naming: Naming strategy, instance Doctrine\ORM\Mapping\NamingStrategy.

    • quote: Quote strategy, instance Doctrine\ORM\Mapping\QuoteStrategy.

  • orm.custom.functions:

    • string, numeric, datetime: Custom DQL functions, array of class names indexed by DQL function name. Classes are subclasses of Doctrine\ORM\Query\AST\Functions\FunctionNode.

    • hydration_modes: Hydrator class names, indexed by hydration mode name. Classes are subclasses of Doctrine\ORM\Internal\Hydration\AbstractHydrator.