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Doctrine Data Fixtures Extension

This extension aims to provide a simple way to manage and execute the loading of data fixtures for the Doctrine ORM or ODM. You can write fixture classes by implementing the Doctrine\Common\DataFixtures\FixtureInterface interface:

namespace MyDataFixtures;

use Doctrine\ORM\EntityManager;
use Doctrine\Common\DataFixtures\FixtureInterface;

class LoadUserData implements FixtureInterface
{
    public function load($manager)
    {
        $user = new User();
        $user->setUsername('jwage');
        $user->setPassword('test');

        $manager->persist($user);
        $manager->flush();
    }
}

Now you can begin adding the fixtures to a loader instance:

use Doctrine\Common\DataFixtures\Loader;
use MyDataFixtures\LoadUserData;

$loader = new Loader();
$loader->addFixture(new LoadUserData);

You can load a set of fixtures from a directory as well:

$loader->loadFromDirectory('/path/to/MyDataFixtures');

You can get the added fixtures using the getFixtures() method:

$fixtures = $loader->getFixtures();

Now you can easily execute the fixtures:

use Doctrine\Common\DataFixtures\Executor\ORMExecutor;

$purger = new Purger();
$executor = new ORMExecutor($em, $purger);
$executor->execute($loader->getFixtures());

If you want to append the fixtures instead of purging before loading then pass true to the 2nd argument of execute:

$executor->execute($loader->getFixtures(), true);

Sharing objects between fixtures

In case if fixture objects have relations to other fixtures, it is now possible to easily add a reference to that object by name and later reference it to form a relation. Here is an example fixtures for Role and User relation

namespace MyDataFixtures;

use Doctrine\Common\DataFixtures\AbstractFixture;

class LoadUserRoleData extends AbstractFixture
{
    public function load($manager)
    {
        $adminRole = new Role();
        $adminRole->setName('admin');

        $anonymousRole = new Role;
        $anonymousRole->setName('anonymous');

        $manager->persist($adminRole);
        $manager->persist($anonymousRole);
        $manager->flush();

        // store reference to admin role for User relation to Role
        $this->addReference('admin-role', $adminRole);
    }
}

And the User data loading fixture:

namespace MyDataFixtures;

use Doctrine\Common\DataFixtures\AbstractFixture;

class LoadUserData extends AbstractFixture
{
    public function load($manager)
    {
        $user = new User();
        $user->setUsername('jwage');
        $user->setPassword('test');
        $user->setRole(
            $this->getReference('admin-role') // load the stored reference
        );

        $manager->persist($user);
        $manager->flush();

        // store reference of admin-user for other Fixtures
        $this->addReference('admin-user', $user);
    }
}

Notice that the fixture loading order is important! To handle it manually implement the OrderedFixtureInterface and set the order:

namespace MyDataFixtures;

use Doctrine\Common\DataFixtures\AbstractFixture;
use Doctrine\Common\DataFixtures\OrderedFixtureInterface;

class MyFixture extends AbstractFixture implements OrderedFixtureInterface
{
    public function load($manager)
    {}

    public function getOrder()
    {
        return 10; // number in which order to load fixtures
    }
}

Notice the ordering is relevant to Loader class.

Running the tests:

PHPUnit 3.5 or newer together with Mock_Object package is required. To setup and run tests follow these steps:

  • go to the root directory of data-fixtures
  • run: git submodule init
  • run: git submodule update
  • copy the phpunit config cp phpunit.xml.dist phpunit.xml
  • run: phpunit
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