Welcome Guest, Not a member yet? Register   Sign In

I am using migrations to create some tables, something which is new to me.

I have the following tables:

id - PK
type_id - FK - Customer_Type(id)

id - PK

My migration looks like so:

PHP Code:

class Migration_Customer extends CI_Migration {

   public function up() {
           'id' => array(
               'type' => 'INT',
               'constraint' => 11,
               'auto_increment' => TRUE
           'company_name' => array(
               'type' => 'VARCHAR',
               'constraint' => 100
           'type_id' => array(
               'type' => 'INT',
               'constraint' => 11
       $this->dbforge->add_field('CONSTRAINT FOREIGN KEY (type_id) REFERENCES customer_type (id)');

   public function down() {

The problem being this migration runs before the next which creates the Customer_Type lookup table and thus fails with:

Database error: A Database Error Occurred

          Error Number: 1215
          Cannot add foreign key constraint
          CREATE TABLE `customer` (
          CONSTRAINT FOREIGN KEY (type_id) REFERENCES customer_type (id),
          `id` INT(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,
          `company_name` VARCHAR(30) NOT NULL,
          `type_id` INT(11) NOT NULL,
          CONSTRAINT `pk_customer` PRIMARY KEY(`id`),
          KEY `type_id` (`type_id`)
) DEFAULT CHARACTER SET = utf8 COLLATE = utf8_general_ci
          Filename: database/migrations/20160904162852_Customer.php
          Line Number: 53

How do people handle the addition of constraints/foreign keys through migrations? Am I to lump related tables into one migration and then add the constraint after the creation of each table?

Open to suggestions and best practices.

Messages In This Thread
Migrations - by mgilberties - 09-05-2016, 01:35 PM

Theme © iAndrew 2016 - Forum software by © MyBB