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DDC-3218: Argument 3 passed to Doctrine\ORM\Event\PreUpdateEventArgs::__construct() must be of the type array, null given #4004

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Jira issue originally created by user lyrixx:

Argument 3 passed to Doctrine\ORM\Event\PreUpdateEventArgs::**construct() must be of the type array, null given, called in /home/greg/dev/product/insight/vendor/doctrine/orm/lib/Doctrine/ORM/UnitOfWork.php on line 1009 and defined

Stack trace:

[1] PHPUnitFramework_Error: Argument 3 passed to Doctrine\ORM\Event\PreUpdateEventArgs::_construct() must be of the type array, null given, called in /project/vendor/doctrine/orm/lib/Doctrine/ORM/UnitOfWork.php on line 1009 and defined
at n/a
in /project/vendor/doctrine/orm/lib/Doctrine/ORM/Event/PreUpdateEventArgs.php line 47

at PHPUnit*Util_ErrorHandler::handleError('4096', 'Argument 3 passed to Doctrine\ORM\Event\PreUpdateEventArgs::_*construct() must be of the type array, null given, called in /project/vendor/doctrine/orm/lib/Doctrine/ORM/UnitOfWork.php on line 1009 and defined', '/project/vendor/doctrine/orm/lib/Doctrine/ORM/Event/PreUpdateEventArgs.php', '47', array('entity' => object(Violation), 'em' => object(EntityManager)))
    in /project/vendor/doctrine/orm/lib/Doctrine/ORM/Event/PreUpdateEventArgs.php line 47

at Doctrine\ORM\Event\PreUpdateEventArgs->**construct(object(Violation), object(EntityManager), null)
    in /project/vendor/doctrine/orm/lib/Doctrine/ORM/UnitOfWork.php line 1009

at Doctrine\ORM\UnitOfWork->executeUpdates(object(ClassMetadata))
    in /project/vendor/doctrine/orm/lib/Doctrine/ORM/UnitOfWork.php line 341

at Doctrine\ORM\UnitOfWork->commit(null)
    in /project/vendor/doctrine/orm/lib/Doctrine/ORM/EntityManager.php line 389

at Doctrine\ORM\EntityManager->flush()
    in /project/src/SensioLabs/Bundle/MyBundle/Controller/MyController.php line 127

at SensioLabs\Bundle\MyBundle\Controller\MyController->ignoreAction(object(Request), object(Project), object(Analysis), '4')
    in  line 

at call*user_func*array(array(object(MyController), 'ignoreAction'), array(object(Request), object(Project), object(Analysis), '4'))
    in /project/app/bootstrap.php.cache line 1043

at Symfony\Component\HttpKernel\HttpKernel->handleRaw(object(Request), '1')
    in /project/app/bootstrap.php.cache line 1015

at Symfony\Component\HttpKernel\HttpKernel->handle(object(Request), '1', true)
    in /project/app/bootstrap.php.cache line 1154

at Symfony\Component\HttpKernel\DependencyInjection\ContainerAwareHttpKernel->handle(object(Request), '1', true)
    in /project/app/bootstrap.php.cache line 435

at Symfony\Component\HttpKernel\Kernel->handle(object(Request))
    in /project/vendor/symfony/symfony/src/Symfony/Component/HttpKernel/Client.php line 81

at Symfony\Component\HttpKernel\Client->doRequest(object(Request))
    in /project/vendor/symfony/symfony/src/Symfony/Bundle/FrameworkBundle/Client.php line 111

at Symfony\Bundle\FrameworkBundle\Client->doRequest(object(Request))
    in /project/vendor/symfony/symfony/src/Symfony/Component/BrowserKit/Client.php line 319

at Symfony\Component\BrowserKit\Client->request('POST', '/projects/id-foo/analyses/2/rule/4/ignore', array('ignore*rule' => array('comment' => 'Message about why this rule has been ignored', '*token' => 'CxEFTSv4GZQSWYXtRt-eHybaML4z8I0WK1DHiwr8Ih0')))
    in /project/src/SensioLabs/Bundle/MyBundle/Test/Client.php line 489

at SensioLabs\Bundle\MyBundle\Test\Client->ignoreRuleViolations('id-foo', '2', '4', false)
    in /project/src/SensioLabs/Bundle/MyBundle/Tests/Acceptance/ViolationCommentsTest.php line 217

at SensioLabs\Bundle\MyBundle\Tests\Acceptance\ViolationCommentsTest->testDashboardWithCriticalIgnoredRules()
    in  line 

at ReflectionMethod->invokeArgs(object(ViolationCommentsTest), array())
    in /project/vendor/phpunit/phpunit/src/Framework/TestCase.php line 951

at PHPUnit*Framework*TestCase->runTest()
    in /project/vendor/phpunit/phpunit/src/Framework/TestCase.php line 817

at PHPUnit*Framework*TestCase->runBare()
    in /project/vendor/phpunit/phpunit/src/Framework/TestResult.php line 686

at PHPUnit*Framework*TestResult->run(object(ViolationCommentsTest))
    in /project/vendor/phpunit/phpunit/src/Framework/TestCase.php line 753

at PHPUnit*Framework_TestCase->run(object(PHPUnit_Framework*TestResult))
    in /project/vendor/phpunit/phpunit/src/Framework/TestSuite.php line 675

at PHPUnit*Framework_TestSuite->run(object(PHPUnit_Framework*TestResult))
    in /project/vendor/phpunit/phpunit/src/TextUI/TestRunner.php line 426

at PHPUnit*TextUI_TestRunner->doRun(object(PHPUnit_Framework*TestSuite), array('listGroups' => false, 'loader' => null, 'useDefaultConfiguration' => true, 'configuration' => '/project/app/phpunit.xml.dist', 'filter' => 'testDashboardWithCriticalIgnoredRules', 'testSuffixes' => array('Test.php', '.phpt')))
    in /opt/dotfiles/vendor/phpunit/phpunit/PHPUnit/TextUI/Command.php line 176

at PHPUnit*TextUI*Command->run(array('/usr/local/bin/phpunit', '-c', 'app/', '--filter', 'testDashboardWithCriticalIgnoredRules', 'src/SensioLabs/Bundle/MyBundle/Tests/Acceptance/ViolationCommentsTest.php'), true)
    in /opt/dotfiles/vendor/phpunit/phpunit/PHPUnit/TextUI/Command.php line 129

at PHPUnit*TextUI*Command::main()
    in /opt/dotfiles/vendor/phpunit/phpunit/composer/bin/phpunit line 63


I fails in this code

    private function executeUpdates($class)
        $className          = $class->name;
        $persister          = $this->getEntityPersister($className);
        $preUpdateInvoke    = $this->listenersInvoker->getSubscribedSystems($class, Events::preUpdate);
        $postUpdateInvoke   = $this->listenersInvoker->getSubscribedSystems($class, Events::postUpdate);

        foreach ($this->entityUpdates as $oid => $entity) {
            if ($this->em->getClassMetadata(get_class($entity))->name !== $className) {

            if ($preUpdateInvoke != ListenersInvoker::INVOKE_NONE) {
// => this line
                $this->listenersInvoker->invoke($class, Events::preUpdate, $entity, new PreUpdateEventArgs($entity, $this->em, $this->entityChangeSets[$oid]), $preUpdateInvoke);
                $this->recomputeSingleEntityChangeSet($class, $entity);

            if ( ! empty($this->entityChangeSets[$oid])) {


            if ($postUpdateInvoke != ListenersInvoker::INVOKE_NONE) {
                $this->listenersInvoker->invoke($class, Events::postUpdate, $entity, new LifecycleEventArgs($entity, $this->em), $postUpdateInvoke);

Comment created by @ocramius:

Requires a test case


Comment created by

I have same bug when call flush() method from entity manager in my few event listeners in Symfony.

P.S. If I call flush() only from one listener - it works well, but when call flush() in first, and then in second - it fails. And it does not matter in which order listeners are called.


Comment created by lyrixx:

yeah, the bug occurs in the same circumstance as described by victor.
(sorry for the delay, and sorry to not provider a test case)


Comment created by stof:

Calling flush() inside a Doctrine listener is not a supported Doctrine usage. it means you are trying to nest several flushes inside each other, which can indeed break the unit of work


Comment created by lyrixx:

I refactored this part of our code base, to remove all flush from the listener. Everything works right now.
But I did not know this was not possible. (And it's not me the guy who created this ****** in our codebase ;))


Comment created by

So, for example, if I use postUpdate Doctrine event to modify the entity after save them to DB, I can't save additional changes to DB again with flush() in my listener?
Is it will be fixed or it's a normal behavior of Doctrine?


Comment created by charlie_wasp:

I ran into the same issue, I wonder, what should I do?

if I use postUpdate Doctrine event to modify the entity after save them to DB, I can't save additional changes to DB again with flush() in my listener?

Is there an answer on this?


Comment created by @ocramius:

Flushing in a listener that acts during EntityManagerInterface#flush() is disallowed.


Comment created by @ocramius:

I'm marking this issue as incomplete: not reproducible without a test case.


Issue was closed with resolution "Incomplete"


Comment created by Wirone:

I'm facing this problem right now (doctrine/orm 2.5).

In my case:

  • We have listener for one specified entity's field, which subscribes to preUpdate, postPersist and postUpdate
  • in preUpdate we check if this is valid entity and old value of specified field differs from new value, if yes we internally store some array with data like below:
'mode' => 'manual',
'entity' => $entity,
'oldValue' => $oldValue,
'newValue' => $newValue,
  • in postPersist (works ok) and postUpdate (ContextErrorException) we're using custom logger, which has handler based on database, for storing changelog record. We create new entity, which has relation to modified entity. Exception rises when flushing changelog entity, which again dispatches preUpdate on related entity with null 3rd argument.

I can't post more code because it's company's property, but flow is described and clear (I think so).


Comment created by @ocramius:

That's not enough to reproduce the problem. From what I am thinking, this looks like a case where flush() was called (again) in a listener (unsupported).

I suggest you to write a test case, if this is still valid.


Comment created by Wirone:

Yes, flush() was called in postUpdate.. I've changed it to connection's insert() and now it works. Too bad it's unsupported (and not intuitive).


Comment created by dalexandre:

Would be a good idea to throw a real exception when trying to flush in a flush; Making this mistake better known.

@Ocramius Ocramius was assigned by doctrinebot
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