Oracle datasource for CakePHP 3

1.2.0 2019-11-08 21:56 UTC


This is an alpha version of an Oracle Datasource for CakePHP 3.0. Currently the only functionality is basic data reading; Inserting, deleting, and updating have only been tested minimally.

Installing via composer

Install into your project using composer. For existing applications you can add the following to your composer.json file:

"require": {
    "snelg/cakephp-3-oracle": "~1.0"

And run php composer.phar update

Defining a connection

Sample connection info:

// in config/app.php
    'Datasources' => [
        // other datasources
        'my_oracle_db' => [
            'className' => 'Cake\Database\Connection',
            'driver' => 'Cake\Oracle\Driver\Oracle',
            /* 'host' => '', //Usually unused for Oracle connections */
            'username' => 'you know what goes here',
            'password' => 'and here',
            'database' => 'TNS entry name or full conn string, e.g. (DESCRIPTION=(ADDRESS_LIST=( [...] )))',
            'schema' => 'SCHEMA_NAME', //The schema that owns the tables, not necessarily your login schema

If your data tables are owned by a different schema than your login user, then make sure you put the table-owning schema name in the "schema" field instead of your login schema.

If you want to access data from multiple schemas, then you do not need multiple datasources. Instead, you can specify the schema in a Table's "initialize" function:

class UsersTable extends Table
    public function initialize(array $config)