ORM with relations and performance in mind.

1.3.5 2015-11-04 19:45 UTC

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Last update: 2023-11-22 12:14:10 UTC


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A stable ActiveRecord implementation:

  • fluent query builder
  • tested with MySQL and SQLite
  • inspired by Paris but with less magic for better autocompletion

The following conventions are used:

  • Every table requires a class inheriting from nochso\ORM\Model.
  • Class names are snaked_cased to table names by default.
    • Otherwise you can override protected static $_tableName
  • Public properties of model classes correspond to column names.

Select all rows from table blog_post with title matching "Hello %" ordered by creation_date. Then update all titles at once.

$posts = BlogPost::select()
    ->like('title', 'Hello %')
foreach ($posts as $primaryKey => $post) {
    $post->title .= ' and goodbye';


Get composer and require nochso/orm.

composer require nochso/orm


use nochso\ORM\Model;
use nochso\ORM\Relation;

class User extends Model {
    /* Actual database table name */
    protected static $_tableName = 'user';
    /* The Subscription class must have a field "user_id" to identify the user's subscriptions */
    protected static $_relations = array(
        'subscriptions' => array(Relation::HAS_MANY, '\TV\Model\Subscription')
    public $id;
    public $name;
    public $password;
    public $token;

    /* Lets you access the relation to the user's subscriptions.
     * Names must match with the key in $_relations */
    public $subscriptions;
// Fetch a user by his name
$john = User::select()->eq('name', 'john doe')->one();

// or achieve the same using the primary key
$sameJohn = User::select()->one($john->id);

echo $john->name; // 'john doe'

// Change and save his name
$john->name = 'herbert';

// Loads the related list of \TV\Model\Subscription instances as defined in User::$_relations['subscriptions']

if (count($john->subscriptions) > 0) {

// Update certain columns of certain users
    ->in('user_id', array(3, 6, 15))
    ->update(array('banned' => 1));

Change log

See the CHANGELOG for the full history of changes between releases.