Kohana 3 :: ORM Basic Usage

Load a new model instance

To create a new Model_User instance you can do two things:
$user = ORM::factory('user');
// or
$user = new Model_User();


To insert a new record into the database, create a new instance of the model:
$user = ORM::factory('user');
Then, assign values for each of the properties;
$user->first_name = 'Trent';
$user->last_name = 'Reznor';
$user->city = 'Mercer';
$user->state = 'PA';
Insert the new record into the database by running ORM::save:
ORM::save checks to see if a value is set for the primary key (id by default). If the primary key is set, then ORM will execute anUPDATE otherwise it will execute an INSERT.

Finding a object

To find an object you can call the ORM::find function or pass the id into the ORM constructor:
//find user with ID 20
$user = ORM::factory('user');
// or
$user = ORM::factory('user', 20);

Check that ORM loaded a record

Use the ORM::loaded function to check that ORM successfully loaded a record.
if ($user->loaded())
    //load was successful

Updating and Saving

Once an ORM model has been loaded, you can modify a model's properties like this:
$user->first_name = "Trent";
$user->last_name = "Reznor";
And if you want to save the changes you just made back to the database, just run a save() call like this:


To delete an object, you can call the ORM::delete function on a loaded ORM model, or pass an id to the delete function of a unloaded model.
$user = ORM::factory('user')->find(20);


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