How to add a foreign key (one to many) in symfony?

by cortez.connelly , in category: PHP Frameworks , 2 months ago

How to add a foreign key (one to many) in symfony?

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by aniya.jaskolski , 2 months ago

@cortez.connelly 

To add a foreign key (one-to-many relationship) in Symfony, you can follow these steps:

  1. Define the Entity Classes: Create two entity classes: the "owning" entity class and the "inverse" entity class. In the owning entity class, define a many-to-one relationship property, for example: namespace AppEntity; use DoctrineORMMapping as ORM; /** * @ORMEntity(repositoryClass="AppRepositoryOwningEntityRepository") */ class OwningEntity { /** * @ORMId * @ORMGeneratedValue * @ORMColumn(type="integer") */ private $id; /** * @ORMManyToOne(targetEntity="AppEntityInverseEntity", inversedBy="owningEntities") * @ORMJoinColumn(nullable=false) */ private $inverseEntity; // ... // Getters and setters for other properties } In the inverse entity class, define a one-to-many inverse relationship property, for example: namespace AppEntity; use DoctrineCommonCollectionsArrayCollection; use DoctrineCommonCollectionsCollection; use DoctrineORMMapping as ORM; /** * @ORMEntity(repositoryClass="AppRepositoryInverseEntityRepository") */ class InverseEntity { /** * @ORMId * @ORMGeneratedValue * @ORMColumn(type="integer") */ private $id; /** * @ORMOneToMany(targetEntity="AppEntityOwningEntity", mappedBy="inverseEntity") */ private $owningEntities; // ... public function __construct() { $this->owningEntities = new ArrayCollection(); } /** * @return Collection|OwningEntity[] */ public function getOwningEntities(): Collection { return $this->owningEntities; } // ... // Getters and setters for other properties }
  2. Update the Database Schema: Run the following command to generate the migration file: php bin/console make:migration This will create a new migration file in the src/Migrations directory. Run the following command to apply the migration and update the database schema: php bin/console doctrine:migrations:migrate
  3. Use the Relationship in Controller/Views: In your controller or views, you can now use the relationship to access related entities. For example: // Get the inverse entity for a given owning entity $inverseEntity = $owningEntity->getInverseEntity(); // Get the list of owning entities for a given inverse entity $owningEntities = $inverseEntity->getOwningEntities();


That's it! You have successfully added a foreign key (one-to-many relationship) in Symfony.