Loggable behavioral extension for Doctrine2

Loggable behavior tracks your record changes and is able to manage versions.

Features:

  • Automatic storage of log entries in database
  • ORM and ODM support using same listener
  • Can be nested with other behaviors
  • Objects can be reverted to previous versions
  • Annotation, Yaml and Xml mapping support for extensions

Update 2011-04-04

  • Made single listener, one instance can be used for any object manager and any number of them

Portability:

  • Loggable is now available as Bundle ported to Symfony2 by Christophe Coevoet, together with all other extensions

This article will cover the basic installation and functionality of Loggable behavior

Content:

Setup and autoloading

Read the documentation or check the example code on how to setup and use the extensions in most optimized way.

Loggable annotations:

  • @Gedmo\Mapping\Annotation\Loggable(logEntryClass="my\class") this class annotation will store logs to optionally specified logEntryClass. You will still need to specify versioned fields with the following annotation.
  • @Gedmo\Mapping\Annotation\Versioned tracks annotated property for changes

Loggable username:

In order to set the username, when adding the loggable listener you need to set it this way:

$loggableListener = new Gedmo\Loggable\LoggableListener;
$loggableListener->setAnnotationReader($cachedAnnotationReader);
$loggableListener->setUsername('admin');
$evm->addEventSubscriber($loggableListener);

Loggable Entity example:

Note: that Loggable interface is not necessary, except in cases there you need to identify entity as being Loggable. The metadata is loaded only once when cache is active

<?php
namespace Entity;

use Gedmo\Mapping\Annotation as Gedmo;
use Doctrine\ORM\Mapping as ORM;

/**
 * @Entity
 * @Gedmo\Loggable
 */
class Article
{
    /**
     * @ORM\Column(type="integer")
     * @ORM\Id
     * @ORM\GeneratedValue(strategy="IDENTITY")
     */
    private $id;

    /**
     * @Gedmo\Versioned
     * @ORM\Column(length=8)
     */
    private $title;

    public function getId()
    {
        return $this->id;
    }

    public function setTitle($title)
    {
        $this->title = $title;
    }

    public function getTitle()
    {
        return $this->title;
    }
}

Loggable Document example:

<?php
namespace Document;

use Gedmo\Mapping\Annotation as Gedmo;
use Doctrine\ODM\MongoDB\Mapping\Annotations as ODM;

/**
 * @ODM\Document(collection="articles")
 * @Gedmo\Loggable
 */
class Article
{
    /** @ODM\Id */
    private $id;

    /**
     * @ODM\String
     * @Gedmo\Versioned
     */
    private $title;

    public function __toString()
    {
        return $this->title;
    }

    public function getId()
    {
        return $this->id;
    }

    public function setTitle($title)
    {
        $this->title = $title;
    }

    public function getTitle()
    {
        return $this->title;
    }
}

Yaml mapping example

Yaml mapped Article: /mapping/yaml/Entity.Article.dcm.yml

---
Entity\Article:
  type: entity
  table: articles
  gedmo:
    loggable:
# using specific personal LogEntryClass class:
      logEntryClass: My\LogEntry
# without specifying the LogEntryClass class:
#   loggable: true
  id:
    id:
      type: integer
      generator:
        strategy: AUTO
  fields:
    title:
      type: string
      length: 64
      gedmo:
        - versioned
    content:
      type: text

Xml mapping example

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<doctrine-mapping xmlns="http://doctrine-project.org/schemas/orm/doctrine-mapping"
                  xmlns:gedmo="http://gediminasm.org/schemas/orm/doctrine-extensions-mapping">

    <entity name="Mapping\Fixture\Xml\Loggable" table="loggables">

        <id name="id" type="integer" column="id">
            <generator strategy="AUTO"/>
        </id>

        <field name="title" type="string" length="128">
            <gedmo:versioned/>
        </field>
        <many-to-one field="status" target-entity="Status">
            <join-column name="status_id" referenced-column-name="id"/>
            <gedmo:versioned/>
        </many-to-one>

        <gedmo:loggable log-entry-class="Gedmo\Loggable\Entity\LogEntry"/>

    </entity>
</doctrine-mapping>

Basic usage examples:

<?php
$article = new Entity\Article;
$article->setTitle('my title');
$em->persist($article);
$em->flush();

This inserted an article and inserted the logEntry for it, which contains all new changeset. In case if there is OneToOne or ManyToOne relation, it will store only identifier of that object to avoid storing proxies

Now lets update our article:

<?php
// first load the article
$article = $em->find('Entity\Article', 1 /*article id*/);
$article->setTitle('my new title');
$em->persist($article);
$em->flush();

This updated an article and inserted the logEntry for update action with new changeset Now lets revert it to previous version:

<?php
// first check our log entries
$repo = $em->getRepository('Gedmo\Loggable\Entity\LogEntry'); // we use default log entry class
$article = $em->find('Entity\Article', 1 /*article id*/);
$logs = $repo->getLogEntries($article);
/* $logs contains 2 logEntries */
// lets revert to first version
$repo->revert($article, 1/*version*/);
// notice article is not persisted yet, you need to persist and flush it
echo $article->getTitle(); // prints "my title"
$em->persist($article);
$em->flush();
// if article had changed relation, it would be reverted also.

Easy like that, any suggestions on improvements are very welcome