last time I used was about 2 year ago. Now I will start a new project and I have a problem with an main-object.
The object has to handle orders but the order-infos are in more than one table so I can’t use a CActiveRecord-object. I’m not sure how the object should be. If I load the order-data with an db-query it’s returned as an array and not handled as object-attributes.
But I have to define the attributenames which only exists as array-data…
Guess it’s to long ago since my last yii-project and my last was all with CActiveRecord-object.
Before you tell me it’s a bad db-design. We are using magento and I’m about to create a tool to proccess some orders. I don’t want to copy all order-data in a new table. This would create alot of duplicated data and will bring data-sync issues.
I hope someone can give me a good advice how to start with thins kind of objects.
For the order I could add the columns in the magento sales_flat_order table but I don’t like it and when I start with the order_items I’ll run into this problem again because magento saves the infos about items in many tables (eav-structure).
catalog_product_entity as product main table
catalog_product_entity_int for all product attributes with int values
catalog_product_entity_varchar for all product attributes with varchar values
and so on…
and all connected by an eav_attribute table with the attribute_ids
I’ts not possible to handle this with ORM. I need to join a few tables to get the data without a class for each table.
Here is a example SQL-Query to get a few informations about an sold item with could be an SalesItem-Object
p_d1.value as ek,
WHEN 3 THEN 'Stock'
WHEN 4 THEN 'DF (always)'
WHEN 95 THEN 'DF (partial)'
WHEN 5 THEN 'Just In Time'
END as partnertype,
o.value as partner
FROM sales_flat_order s
LEFT JOIN sales_flat_order_item i
s.entity_id = i.order_id
i.product_type = 'simple'
AND i.parent_item_id IS NULL
OR i.product_type = 'configurable'
LEFT JOIN catalog_product_entity_int p_i1
p_i1.entity_id = i.product_id
AND p_i1.attribute_id = 145 # Partner_Type
AND p_i1.store_id = 0
LEFT JOIN catalog_product_entity_int p_i2
p_i2.entity_id = i.product_id
AND p_i2.attribute_id = 144 # Partner
AND p_i2.store_id = 0
LEFT JOIN catalog_product_entity_decimal p_d1
p_d1.entity_id = i.product_id
AND p_d1.attribute_id = 172 # EK
AND p_d1.store_id = 0
LEFT JOIN eav_attribute_option_value o
ON o.option_id = p_i2.value
WHERE s.entity_id = 1111;