Doctrine extensions for PHPStan
This extension provides following features:
- DQL validation for parse errors, unknown entity classes and unknown persistent fields. QueryBuilder validation is also supported.
- Recognizes magic
countBy*methods on EntityRepository.
- Validates entity fields in repository
EntityRepository<MyEntity>correctly in phpDocs for further type inference of methods called on the repository.
- Provides correct return for
- Provides correct return type for
Foo::classentity class name is provided as the first argument
- Adds missing
Doctrine\Common\Collections\Collection. This can be turned off by setting
- Also supports Doctrine ODM.
- Analysis of discrepancies between entity column types and property field types.
To use this extension, require it in Composer:
composer require --dev phpstan/phpstan-doctrine
If you also install phpstan/extension-installer then you're all set!
If you don't want to use
phpstan/extension-installer, include extension.neon in your project's PHPStan config:
includes: - vendor/phpstan/phpstan-doctrine/extension.neon
If you're interested in DQL/QueryBuilder validation, include also
rules.neon (you will also need to provide the
objectManagerLoader, see below):
includes: - vendor/phpstan/phpstan-doctrine/rules.neon
If your repositories have a common base class, you can configure it in your
phpstan.neon and PHPStan will see additional methods you define in it:
parameters: doctrine: repositoryClass: MyApp\Doctrine\BetterEntityRepository
You can opt in for more advanced analysis by providing the object manager from your own application. This will allow the correct entity
repositoryClass to be inferred when accessing
$entityManager->getRepository(). Also, it allows DQL validation when enabled:
parameters: doctrine: objectManagerLoader: tests/object-manager.php
For example, in a Symfony project,
object-manager.php would look something like this:
require dirname(__DIR__).'/../config/bootstrap.php'; $kernel = new Kernel($_SERVER['APP_ENV'], (bool) $_SERVER['APP_DEBUG']); $kernel->boot(); return $kernel->getContainer()->get('doctrine')->getManager();
If your application uses custom Doctrine types, you can write your own type descriptors to analyse them properly.
Type descriptors implement the interface
PHPStan\Type\Doctrine\Descriptors\DoctrineTypeDescriptor which looks like this:
public function getType(): string; public function getWritableToPropertyType(): Type; public function getWritableToDatabaseType(): Type;
getType()method simply returns the class name of the custom type.
getWritableToPropertyType()method returns the PHPStan type that the custom type will write into the entity's property field. Basically it is the return type of the custom type's
getWritableToDatabaseType()method returns the PHPStan type that can be written from the entity's property field into the custom type. Again, basically it's the allowed type for the custom type's
convertToDatabaseValue()'s first argument.
Generally, at least for most of Doctrine's native types, these last two methods will return the same type, but it is not always the case. One example would be the
datetime type, which allows you to set any
\DateTimeInterface into to property field, but will always contain the
\DateTime type when loaded from the database.
Type descriptors don't have to deal with nullable types, as these are transparently added/removed from the descriptor's types as needed. Therefore you don't have to return the union type of your custom type and
NullType from the descriptor's methods, even if your custom type allows
If your custom type's
convertToDatabaseValue() methods have proper typehints, you don't have to write your own descriptor for it. The
PHPStan\Type\Doctrine\Descriptors\ReflectionDescriptor can analyse the typehints and do the rest for you.
When you write a custom type descriptor, you have to let PHPStan know about it. Add something like this into your
services: - class: MyCustomTypeDescriptor tags: [phpstan.doctrine.typeDescriptor] # in case you are using the ReflectionDescriptor - factory: PHPStan\Type\Doctrine\Descriptors\ReflectionDescriptor('MyApp\MyCustomTypeName') tags: [phpstan.doctrine.typeDescriptor]