Generate Doctrine models/classes that extend a custom record class

When using using Doctrine 1.2.1 and Zend Framework 1.9.x to generate classes from Yaml/db each Base class (which includes the table definition) extends the Doctrine_Record class.

I need to find a way of telling Doctrine to extend my own Base class, or find a different solution to a master/slave db setup using Doctrine.

Example generated model:

abstract class My_Base_User extends Doctrine_Record

However I need it to be automatically generated as:

abstract class My_Base_User extends My_Record

And the answer is (drumroll)

Typical, as soon as I ask the question I manage to find the answer. I’m recording it here in case anyone else has the same issue.

You can pass in the parameter ‘baseClassName’ into the generateModels* methods and Doctrine will use that as the Base record class.


Doctrine_Core::generateModelsFromDb('models', array('master'), array('generateTableClasses' => true, 'baseClassName' => 'My_Record'));

or using Cli:

$options['generate_models_options'] = array(
'pearStyle'             => true,
'baseClassPrefix'       => 'My_',
'baseClassName'         => 'My_Record',
'classPrefix'           => '',
'classPrefixFiles'      => false,
'generateTableClasses'  => true,
$cli = new Doctrine_Cli($options);

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