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PHP Data Access Libraries (ORM, ActiveRecord, Persistence)
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How schema is defined?Model class properties
Code generation
Can be used in Any FrameworkYes Through Capsule
Automated CacheYes
Anti-patterns (purposely included)Eloquent is a God Class; Global functions; DB Conection is global;
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Enterprise Compliance
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Minimum PHP Version
Basic Features
PDO SupportYes
Transparent support for NoSQLNo Eloquent is built on Query Builder. Perhaps moloquent? Also - Through Caching backend, but not as ORM native persistence.
How to invoke db-vendor-specific extensions?Yes Through Query Builder / RAW queries.
Array as a persistence
RestAPI as a persistence
JSON string as a persistence
Same model, multiple persistences
Basic Single-record operations (C,R,U,D)
Table Name MappingYes Same as model class name by default
Field Name Mapping- Through accessors/3rd party extension
Map Entity to SubQueryNo Must be physical table.
Map property to expressionNo Must be physical table
Map native types (DateTime)Yes Accessors and Mutators
User-defined types (e.g. "23 USD")Yes Accessors and Mutators
Map field of related Entity ('currency' = currency_id->Model Relationship, but only single record.
Map field to sub-query on related entity (Client.balance = Client->orders->sum(total))No
Entity to join multiple tables (adding new record populates both tables)No
Criteria, Scope, Conditions (Model will refuse to work with records that does not match criteria)
Support model-level criteria- Global Scope (querying only)
Soft-deleteYes Trait and Scope
Domain Model Criteria- Scopes, but not in domain model.
Expression-based conditionYes through Query Builder
Criteria Compliance (new record must match condition)
Dynamic criteria
Query Building (Convert Model into Query object for further SQL tweaking)
Convert Model into Query ObjectYes Model is a Query object. See: Model::where()
Raw expressionYes DB::raw()
Nested/Composite Queries/ExpressionsNo
Reference domain-model field in queryNo No fields. Only properties.
field, where, order, limitYes
options, rollup, partition
UPDATE, DELETE, INSERT query building
ALTER, CREATE query building
User-defined query template
full support for OR conditions- Partial
Use Domain logic in multi-record updateNo
Data Fetching (different ways to retrieve data from database)
Get All Data (2x array)Yes
Associative Array (id=>value)Yes lists()
Select only required fields
Typecasting (e.g. DateTime)
Import (multiple records)
Respect domain model mapping (and criteria)
Single rowYes
Single ValueYes
Single ColumnYes
Bypass persistence mappingYes ?? (e..g prevent date from being transformed into Carbon)
Loading and Saving individual records
Load by ID
Load by other field
Read-only Models
Model without primary key
Specify fields to loadNo Fields load with SELECT *
Save only sends dirty fieldsYes
Guarded / Fillable propertiesYes Prevents "create($_GET)" from messing up important fields.
Object Hierarchy Model
Admin extends User, adds criteria (is_admin=1)No
Admin extends User, adds accessible fieldsNo
Extend model, add Join (Disjoined SubTypes)No
Extend model change table
Relations/References (One model can relate to another model. NOT A TABLE JOIN)
Model can define relation to other ModelYes Relations
One-to-many traversal strategyReturns array of objects that may either be pre-loaded with record data or only contain IDs (lazy-loaded).
Deep Many-to-Many traversal.
Cross-Persistence traversal
Cross-persistence joins, aggregation, reporting
Multi-persistence joinNo
UNION existing modelsNo
Domain-model Aggregation
Model to Model join
Multi-persistence UNIONNo
Behaviours / Hooks
Before/After operation
Override standard C,R,U,D operations
Persistence-specific hooks (to modify Query)
User-defined hooks
Global Auditing
Store old/new field values
Revert action (undo) and replay (redo)No
Reactive actions
Store log in any persistence
Override, Add fields to audit log
Custom events
Access to record-specific history
Date of creation, modification
User/IP creation, modification
Store incremental revisionsYes
Field meta-information provided
UI extensionsNo
API extensions
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