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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

With Packagist

"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 :-].


free as in freedom CreateEntity propel behvior to easy up entity creation




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