Symfony integration of squirrelphp/queries - automatic assembling of decorated connections.

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Integration of squirrelphp/queries into Symfony through service tags and bundle configuration.


composer require squirrelphp/queries-bundle


Enable the bundle in your AppKernel by adding Squirrel\QueriesBundle\SquirrelQueriesBundle to the list of bundles.

Create a Symfony service for each of your Doctrine DBAL connections and tag it with squirrel.connection, for example like this:

        class: Doctrine\DBAL\Connection
        factory: Doctrine\DBAL\DriverManager::getConnection
                driver:   pdo_mysql
                host:     "%database_host%"
                port:     "%database_port%"
                dbname:   "%database_name%"
                user:     "%database_user%"
                password: "%database_password%"
                charset:  UTF8
            - { name: squirrel.connection, connectionName: somename, connectionType: mysql, isDefault: true }

You can use any DBAL connection settings, and the service name (database_connection in this case) is irrelevant. For the tag, just make sure:

  • to use one of the three supported database types as connectionType: mysql for MySQL/MariaDB, pgsql for PostgreSQL, sqlite for SQLite
  • set a unique connectionName for each tag entry

If you set isDefault to true, that connection will be registered as Squirrel\Queries\DBInterface which you can then use as a type hint in your services. Only one connection can be the default!

If you have multiple connections and need to reference them in your service definitions, you can specifically inject them through the connectionName - just prefix it with squirrel.connection. to get the correct registered service name. So for a connectionName of mysql_remote, the service in Symfony would be called squirrel.connection.mysql_remote.

PDO extra configuration passed to Doctrine

  • For all connections, PDO::ATTR_EMULATE_PREPARES is set to false, so real query and values separation is enabled instead of emulating it via PDO. You should not notice this in any way, even in terms of performance: it was tested, and when script and database are running in the same network there is no measureable difference. Your script and database would need to be apart by some distance for any possible effect to manifest.
  • For MySQL, PDO::MYSQL_ATTR_FOUND_ROWS is set to true, meaning the "affected rows" reported for UPDATE queries are the found rows in the database, even if nothing changed by executing the UPDATE. By default with MySQL you get the "changed" rows, which is a behavior no other database has or even supports, so it is not a good behavior to rely on.
  • For MySQL, PDO::MYSQL_ATTR_MULTI_STATEMENTS is set to false, so multiple statements in one query are not possible. When using Squirrel Queries regularly this should make no difference whatsoever (as the library only does one query at a time), but if you do something custom with the Doctrine connection this makes sure you cannot shoot yourself in the foot, as multiple statements per query were a source of security exploits in the past and have little real world relevance.

Adding layers

By default, this bundle creates DBInterface services with an implementation layer and an error handling layer (see squirrelphp/queries for details).

If you want to add additional layers to decorate DBInterface, create a service for each additional layer and tag it with squirrel.layer. Make sure the service implements Squirrel\Queries\DBRawInterface and to add the trait Squirrel\Queries\DBPassToLowerLayerTrait in the service. Define a priority for the tag and set it to below zero if you want to inject it between the implementation and the error handler, or above zero if it should be above the error handler.

Example for the service definition of a logger which logs deadlocks / connection timeouts before the error handler automatically retries the query/transaction:

            - { name: squirrel.layer, priority: -250 }

Because the priority is below zero it is a layer beneath the error handler. You can find a possible implementation in the examples directory.

Symfony Profiler

When using Symfony Profiler this library offers similar integration like the DoctrineBundle automatically - so you can check what queries were sent to the database and how long they took.