15. Supporting Other Databases¶
To support a database which is not currently shipped with Doctrine you have to implement the following interfaces and abstract classes:
For an already supported platform but unsupported driver you only
need to implement the first two interfaces, since the SQL
Generation and Schema Management is already supported by the
respective platform and schema instances. You can also make use of
several Abstract Unittests in the
to check if your platform behaves like all the others which is
necessary for SchemaTool support, namely:
We would be very happy if any support for new databases would be contributed back to Doctrine to make it an even better product.
15.1. Implementation Steps in Detail¶
- Add your driver shortcut to class-name DoctrineDBALDriverManager.
- Make a copy of tests/dbproperties.xml.dev and adjust the values to your driver shortcut and testdatabase.
- Create three new classes implementing
Doctrine\DBAL\Driver. You can take a look at the
- You can run the testsuite of your new database driver by calling “phpunit -c .”. You can set your own settings in phpunit.xml file.
- Start implementing AbstractPlatform and AbstractSchemaManager. Other implementations should serve as good example.