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Full Stop

I still like the idea but there is currently no use case to develop it anymore.

Create Entity Behavior for Propel

This free as in freedom behavior should easy up entity creation in your propel query classes.

Thanks to the StateMachineBehavior to act as such a great template.

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  • no new in your code anymore
  • eases up writing test code (createEntity can be mocked)


  • make sure you have enabled if you want to run phpunit
  • the behavior adds a createEntity method to the table query class
$query = DemoQuery::create();
//create a new instance of class "Demo" without using new
$entity = $query->createEntity();


By Hand

mkdir -p vendor/net_bazzline/php_propel_behavior_create_entity
cd vendor/net_bazzline/php_propel_behavior_create_entity
git clone
"net_bazzline/php_propel_behavior_create_entity": "dev-master"

Enable Behavior in Propel

  • add the following to your propel.ini
propel.behavior.create_entity.class = lib.vendor.net_bazzline.php_propel_behavior_create_entity.source.CreateEntityBehavior
  • add usage in your schema.xml
<!-- for the whole database -->
<database name="propel" defaultIdMethod="native" package="lib.model">
    <behavior name="create_entity" />
<!-- for one table -->
<database name="propel" defaultIdMethod="native" package="lib.model">
    <table name="my_table">
        <column name="id" type="INTEGER" required="true" primaryKey="true" autoIncrement="true" />
        <behavior name="create_entity" />


API available at


  • upcoming
    • @todo
    • added "why" section
    • optimized reading
  • 1.2.0 - released at 06.03.2016
    • added support for php 7.0
    • removed support for php 5.3.3
  • 1.1.4 - released at 06.03.2016
    • updated dependencies
  • 1.1.3 - released at 11.01.2015
    • fixed dependency handling for phpunit 4.8.*
  • 1.1.2 - released at 11.12.2015
    • updated dependency
  • 1.1.1 - released at 07.11.2015
    • updated dependency
  • 1.1.0 - released at 17.09.2015
    • fixed issue when dealing with namespaces
  • 1.0.1 - released at 19.08.2015
    • updated dependency
  • 1.0.0 - released at 02.08.2015
    • initial release

Final Words

Star it if you like it :-). Add issues if you need it. Pull patches if you enjoy it. Write a blog entry if you use it. Donate something if you love it :-].


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