serious.siriso serious.siriso - 2 months ago 35
MySQL Question

Symfony 2: INNER JOIN on non related table with doctrine query builder

I'm trying to build a query with the doctrine query builder which joins a non related table like this:

$query = $this->createQueryBuilder('gpr')
->select('gpr, p')
->innerJoin('TPost', 'p')
->where('gpr.contentId = p.contentId')


But this doesn't work. I still get an error:


Error: Identification Variable TPost used in join path expression but was not defined before.


I searched for this error message and everybody answered to use the table alias + attribute like p.someAttribute. But the table I want to join isn't related in the table I start my select from.

As a normal mysql query i would write it like this:

SELECT * FROM t_group_publication_rel gpr
INNER JOIN t_post p
WHERE gpr.content_id = p.content_id


Any ideas what i'm doing wrong?

Answer

Today I was working on similar task and remembered that I opened this issue. I don't know since which doctrine version it's working but right now you can easily join the child classes in inheritance mapping. So a query like this is working without any problem:

$query = $this->createQueryBuilder('c')
        ->select('c')
        ->leftJoin('MyBundleName:ChildOne', 'co', 'WITH', 'co.id = c.id')
        ->leftJoin('MyBundleName:ChildTwo', 'ct', 'WITH', 'ct.id = c.id')
        ->orderBy('c.createdAt', 'DESC')
        ->where('co.group = :group OR ct.group = :group')
        ->setParameter('group', $group)
        ->setMaxResults(20);

I start the query in my parent class which is using inheritance mapping. In my previous post it was a different starting point but the same issue if I remember right.

Because it was a big problem when I started this issue I think it could be also interesting for other people which don't know about it.

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