[DDC-2012] Inserting a new entity with a custom mapping type does not call convertToDatabaseValueSQL() when using InheritanceType("JOINED") Created: 04/Sep/12  Updated: 17/Apr/14  Resolved: 03/Oct/12

Status: Resolved
Project: Doctrine 2 - ORM
Component/s: Mapping Drivers
Affects Version/s: 2.2.3
Fix Version/s: 2.3.1
Security Level: All

Type: Bug Priority: Critical
Reporter: Kaspars Sproģis Assignee: Fabio B. Silva
Resolution: Fixed Votes: 0
Labels: None


Attachments: Text File DDC2012Test.php     File DDC2012Test.php    


When using class type inheritance - @InheritanceType("JOINED") and inserting new entity with a custom mapping type, custom type method convertToDatabaseValueSQL() is never called.

Here is sample class mapping:

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 * @Table(name="item")
 * @Entity
 * @InheritanceType("JOINED")
 * @DiscriminatorColumn(name="type_id", type="smallint")
 * @DiscriminatorMap({1 = "ItemPerson"})
class Item {

	 * @Column(name="tsv", type="tsvector", nullable=true)
	protected $tsv;

 * @Table(name="item_person")
 * @Entity
class ItemPerson extends Item

I am using the same custom TsvectorType with simple entities and even Mapped Superclasses and it works perfectly, however on InheritanceType("JOINED") method convertToDatabaseValueSQL() is never called :/
Hope someone knows how to fix this.
Thank you.

Comment by Fabio B. Silva [ 24/Sep/12 ]

Hi Kaspars,

I can't reproduce,
Could you change the added testcase and try to make it fails ?


Comment by Kaspars Sproģis [ 26/Sep/12 ]

@Fabio thanks for looking into my problem
I attached test where you can detect the problem.

It was quite strange, all i did was changed column that uses custom type to array and some minimal convertToDatabaseValue and convertToDatabaseValueSQL logic and convertToDatabaseValueSQL was never called.

One more thing i noticed, this bug only appears on persist and not on merge.


Comment by Fabio B. Silva [ 29/Sep/12 ]

Thanks Kaspars

But sorry, I dont get your use case.

Notice that convertToDatabaseValueSQL is called just when using queries to find a object by a especific columns which is your mapping type.


Comment by Kaspars Sproģis [ 29/Sep/12 ]

I am using PostgreSQL tsvector data type for full text search.

Here is my tsvector custom data type class:

The only way to update this field in postgresql is to use postgresql function to_tsvector('some text').
And everything works fine, if i persist simple entity, this method transforms insert query as needed:

public function convertToDatabaseValueSQL($sqlExpr, AbstractPlatform $platform)
	return sprintf('to_tsvector(%s)', $sqlExpr);

But when i use inheritance, then by some reason convertToDatabaseValueSQL method is not called and tsv field is updated with simple text as returned by convertToDatabaseValue() method.
I modified the Ticket Test so that you can see exact moment of when it is not called, which is exactly my problem.

Here is the result after persisting (for persist it failed)

$person = new ItemPerson();
$person->setName('some words for test');

DB Result:
Name                | Tsv
some words for test | 'for' 'some' 'test' 'words'

Here is the result after second time update (now by tsv format you can see it worked):

$person->setName('some more words for test');

DB Result:
Name                | Tsv
some words for test | 'test':5 'word':3
Comment by Fabio B. Silva [ 30/Sep/12 ]

Thanks Kaspars

Now i saw the problem

Writing a patch ...

Comment by Kaspars Sproģis [ 03/Oct/12 ]

Just tested fixed version and everything works perfectly now.
Thank you!

Comment by Fabio B. Silva [ 03/Oct/12 ]

Fixed by : https://github.com/doctrine/doctrine2/commit/91caff1d8965c20b72d5fdd04ffadf3ab063c1ba

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