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ORM Relationship Issue
I'm having some issues with ORM relationships being automatically inserted. To give an example, I have a user table (primary key: id), a site table (primary key: id), and a r_user_site relationship table (user_id, site_id) that stores the relationships. Users can have many sites, and sites can have many users. I setup the many_many properties in each model, and everything seems to work just fine. If I need to assign a user to a site, I fetch the user object and assign it to the users relationship array for the site and then save it. For example: $site->users = $user; followed by $site->save();.
The above code works perfectly fine. The issue arises if I need to change properties on the site object and then resave it after it has already been saved. When I try to resave it, FuelPHP tries to re-insert the user_id and site_id back into the r_user_site relationship table instead of updating it which throws a "duplicate entry" error.
I've tried running a query to re-fetch the site object, but it still gives me the same error. The only way I can get past this is to redirect, re-fetch the site and then resave it. I cannot resave within the same block of code for the life of me. FuelPHP keeps tossing the duplicate entry error for the relationship table no matter what I do, unless I redriect back and then do it.
I need to get this to work as I have some code inside an observer for the site model that runs after the site is saved. But whenever I resave the site object, the duplicate error comes up. I'm a bit at a loss here. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Which version of Fuel are you on?
Can you switch the fuel/packages/orm code to 1.9/dev (from
if you don't use composer) and see if you still have the issue?
Using the dev version isn't an option for us at the moment. However, I'll see if I can setup 1.9 in a test environment and give it a test. It's a really weird issue.
Just rename your packages/orm folder, then do a git clone of firstname.lastname@example.org:fuel/orm.git in the packages directory, or download the zip from
and unpack it in the packages/orm directory.
Once you're finished testing, remove the orm directory, and rename the old one back.
If it addresses your problem, I can see if I can speed up the 1.8.1 release.
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