x-yuri x-yuri - 15 days ago 14
PHP Question

How do I make doctrine support timestamp columns?

I'm trying to apply the following migration:

Schema::table('users', function (Blueprint $table) {
$table->timestamp('created_at')->useCurrent()->change();
});


But
artisan
says:

[Doctrine\DBAL\DBALException]
Unknown column type "timestamp" requested. Any Doctrine type that you use has to be registered with \Doctrine\DBAL
\Types\Type::addType(). You can get a list of all the known types with \Doctrine\DBAL\Types\Type::getTypesMap(). I
f this error occurs during database introspection then you might have forgot to register all database types for a
Doctrine Type. Use AbstractPlatform#registerDoctrineTypeMapping() or have your custom types implement Type#getMapp
edDatabaseTypes(). If the type name is empty you might have a problem with the cache or forgot some mapping inform
ation.


When I try to install
mmerian/doctrine-timestamp
(
composer install mmerian/doctrine-timestamp
),
composer
says:

[InvalidArgumentException]
Could not find package mmerian/doctrine-timestamp at any version for your minimum-stability (stable). Check the pa
ckage spelling or your minimum-stability


What do I do?

UPD With
composer install mmerian/doctrine-timestamp=dev-master
, I was able to install the package, then added
Type::addType('timestamp', 'DoctrineTimestamp\DBAL\Types\Timestamp');
before
Schema::table
statement, but now I've got the other error:

[Illuminate\Database\QueryException]
SQLSTATE[42000]: Syntax error or access violation: 1067 Invalid default value for 'created_at' (SQL: ALTER TABLE u
sers CHANGE created_at created_at INT DEFAULT 'CURRENT_TIMESTAMP' NOT NULL)

Answer

As one can see, mmerian/doctrine-timestamp doesn't solve the issue. First, after this line $table->getColumns()['created_at'] is

class Doctrine\DBAL\Schema\Column#520 (16) {
  protected $_type => class Doctrine\DBAL\Types\DateTimeType#504 (0) { }
  protected $_length => NULL
  protected $_precision => int(10)
  protected $_scale => int(0)
  protected $_unsigned => bool(false)
  protected $_fixed => bool(false)
  protected $_notnull => bool(true)
  protected $_default => string(17) "CURRENT_TIMESTAMP"
  protected $_autoincrement => bool(false)
  protected $_platformOptions => array(0) { }
  protected $_columnDefinition => NULL
  protected $_comment => NULL
  protected $_customSchemaOptions => array(0) { }
  protected $_name => string(10) "created_at"
  protected $_namespace => NULL
  protected $_quoted => bool(false)
}

and $this->getTableWithColumnChanges($blueprint, $table)->getColumns()['created_at'] is

class Doctrine\DBAL\Schema\Column#533 (16) {
  protected $_type => class DoctrineTimestamp\DBAL\Types\Timestamp#513 (0) { }
  protected $_length => NULL
  protected $_precision => int(10)
  protected $_scale => int(0)
  protected $_unsigned => bool(false)
  protected $_fixed => bool(false)
  protected $_notnull => bool(true)
  protected $_default => string(17) "CURRENT_TIMESTAMP"
  protected $_autoincrement => bool(false)
  protected $_platformOptions => array(0) { }
  protected $_columnDefinition => NULL
  protected $_comment => NULL
  protected $_customSchemaOptions => array(0) { }
  protected $_name => string(10) "created_at"
  protected $_namespace => NULL
  protected $_quoted => bool(false)
}

So, first I can't see information about ON UPDATE part here. Second, the onle difference is $_type value. What I can confirm after this line, $tableDiff->changedColumns['created_at']->changedProperties is

array(1) {
  [0] => string(4) "type"
}

Then, when generating ALTER TABLE statement, it all comes down to this

public function getDefaultValueDeclarationSQL($field)
{
    $default = empty($field['notnull']) ? ' DEFAULT NULL' : '';
    if (isset($field['default'])) {
        $default = " DEFAULT '".$field['default']."'";
        if (isset($field['type'])) {
            if (in_array((string) $field['type'], array("Integer", "BigInt", "SmallInt"))) {
                $default = " DEFAULT ".$field['default'];
            } elseif (in_array((string) $field['type'], array('DateTime', 'DateTimeTz')) && $field['default'] == $this->getCurrentTimestampSQL()) {
                $default = " DEFAULT ".$this->getCurrentTimestampSQL();
            } elseif ((string) $field['type'] == 'Time' && $field['default'] == $this->getCurrentTimeSQL()) {
                $default = " DEFAULT ".$this->getCurrentTimeSQL();
            } elseif ((string) $field['type'] == 'Date' && $field['default'] == $this->getCurrentDateSQL()) {
                $default = " DEFAULT ".$this->getCurrentDateSQL();
            } elseif ((string) $field['type'] == 'Boolean') {
                $default = " DEFAULT '" . $this->convertBooleans($field['default']) . "'";
            }
        }
    }
    return $default;
}

Somewhere around this line there supposed to be a check for Timestamp type to turn 'CURRENT_TIMESTAMP' into CURRENT_TIMESTAMP. Is this possible within mmerian/doctrine-timestamp? That question is left open for now. This check would most likely solve my particular issue. But for now I'm going to get away with this:

DB::statement('ALTER TABLE users MODIFY COLUMN created_at
    TIMESTAMP NOT NULL DEFAULT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP');