How to connect database in Symfony?


by kadin , in category: PHP Frameworks , 9 months ago

How to connect database in Symfony?

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by daisha , 3 months ago


To connect a database in Symfony, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Install the required PHP extension for your database. For example, if you are using MySQL, you will need to install the pdo_mysql extension.
  2. Configure your database credentials in the .env file located in the root of your Symfony project. You will need to set the following variables:
  • DATABASE_URL: The URL of your database, including the username, password, host, and database name. For example: mysql://username:password@localhost:3306/database_name
  1. Install the Doctrine bundle by running the following command:
composer require doctrine

  1. Create a Doctrine entity class to represent a database table. This class should contain fields that correspond to the columns in your database table, and you should use Doctrine's annotations to specify the metadata for these fields.
  2. Use Doctrine's command-line tools to create the database tables and load the data from your entity classes. You can do this by running the following command:
php bin/console doctrine:schema:update --force

This will create the necessary tables in your database based on your entity classes.

  1. You can now use Doctrine's Entity Manager to query your database and perform other database operations.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions.