Load data into the database and cache with raw sql inserts

0.3.0 2017-11-08 09:49 UTC


This package gives you an abilitiy to keep database fixtures in plain php files and then store a snapshot of the database's content as raw sql queries. This allaws for readable fixture files (as opposed to xml or yml dumps) and you could use your ORM of choise and take advantage of all of your associations.

Here's an example usage:

use Openbuildings\DBFixtures\Fixture;

$fixture = new Fixture;
$fixture->connect('mysql:db_name=mydatabase', 'root');

if (file_exists('cache_file.sql'))
		->execute_import_files(array('file1.php', 'file2.php'));

	file_put_contents('cache_file.sql', $fixture->dump());

file1.php and file2.php are simple php scripts where you do whatever you want to put data inside your database, then dump() will return it as raw SQL inserts.

It does not use mysqldump so it is more portable.

If you want you could pass the actual Pdo connection object and reuse it from your own configuration like this:

use Openbuildings\DBFixtures\Fixture;

$fixture = new Fixture;

The actual file caching is not part of this package as most frameworks have their own cache functionality and it would be better to use that instead of rolling out our own.


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