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Console Commands

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Console Commands

The Doctrine2 ORM integration offers several console commands under the doctrine namespace. To view the command list you can use the list command:

$ php bin/console list doctrine

A list of available commands will print out. You can find out more information about any of these commands (or any Symfony command) by running the help command. For example, to get details about the doctrine:database:create command, run:

$ php bin/console help doctrine:database:create

Some notable or interesting commands include:

  • doctrine:ensure-production-settings - checks to see if the current environment is configured efficiently for production. This should always be run in the prod environment:

    $ php bin/console doctrine:ensure-production-settings --env=prod
  • doctrine:mapping:import - allows Doctrine to introspect an existing database and create mapping information. For more information, see How to Generate Entities from an Existing Database.
  • doctrine:mapping:info - tells you all of the entities that Doctrine is aware of and whether or not there are any basic errors with the mapping.
  • doctrine:query:dql and doctrine:query:sql - allow you to execute DQL or SQL queries directly from the command line.
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