Deepanshu Goyal Deepanshu Goyal - 6 months ago 70
MySQL Question

Doctrine 2 Uppercase First Letter

I need to uppercase the first letter of word while fetching data using Select query in Doctrine2.

I tried UCASE , but it is not supported in Doctrine 2.

Is there any other way to Uppercase the first letter in Doctrine2 ?


You can achieve same effect by utilizing Lifecycle Callbacks if doing this on database level is not really required.

For example, in your entity, write a post-load method like this:

namespace MyApp\Entity;

use Doctrine\ORM\Mapping as ORM;

 * @ORM\Entity
 * @ORM\HasLifecycleCallbacks <-- NOTICE THIS ANNOTATION
class MyEntity

    * @ORM\PostLoad <-- AND THIS
    public function capitalizeField()
        $this->field = mb_ucfirst($this->field);


Update after two years:

This approach solves the problem. Anyway, in a similar situation I would prefer to change the case before writing the data into the database, if possible. I mean that lifecycle callbacks are not free. Another option is changing the case in presentation/view layer. Today, utilizing the whole event mechanism to change the case of a single value sounds overkill to me.