ZF-2393: Instantiation of model fails with "Call to a member function describeTable() on a non-object in .../Zend/Db/Table/Abstract.php on line 595"

Issue Type: Bug Created: 2008-01-07T13:34:30.000+0000 Last Updated: 2008-12-17T13:44:25.000+0000 Status: Resolved Fix version(s): - 1.5.0 (17/Mar/08)

Reporter: Sascha Fröhlich (sascha) Assignee: Darby Felton (darby) Tags: - Zend_Db_Table

Related issues: - ZF-2244




I am currently developing under Mac OS X 10.5 with: MySQL 5.0.41 Apache 2.0.59 PHP 5.2.3

I am holding my connection details to the database in a config.xml (works) and opening a connection (it's PDO_MYSQL and was working in manual tests) via a bootstrap file.

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$db = Zend_Db::factory($config->database->type, $config->database->toArray());

My model looks like this:

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class Forum extends Zend_Db_Table 
    protected $_name = 'forum';

My controller is like this:

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 class IndexController extends Zend_Controller_Action 
    public function init()
        $this->view->baseUrl = $this->_request->getBaseUrl();
    public function indexAction()
        $this->view->title = "Index";
        $forum = new Forum();
        $this->view->forums = $forum->fetchAll();   

This results in

Fatal error: Call to a member function describeTable() on a non-object in /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/Zend/Db/Table/Abstract.php on line 595

A dump of $db in the bootstrap file:

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object(Zend_Db_Adapter_Pdo_Mysql)#16 (9) {
  ["_pdoType:protected"] => string(5) "mysql"
  ["_numericDataTypes:protected"] => array(16) {
    [0] => int(0)
    [1] => int(1)
    [2] => int(2)
    ["INT"] => int(0)
    ["INTEGER"] => int(0)
    ["MEDIUMINT"] => int(0)
    ["SMALLINT"] => int(0)
    ["TINYINT"] => int(0)
    ["BIGINT"] => int(1)
    ["SERIAL"] => int(1)
    ["DEC"] => int(2)
    ["DECIMAL"] => int(2)
    ["DOUBLE"] => int(2)
    ["DOUBLE PRECISION"] => int(2)
    ["FIXED"] => int(2)
    ["FLOAT"] => int(2)
  ["_config:protected"] => array(7) {
    ["type"] => string(9) "PDO_MYSQL"
    ["host"] => string(9) "localhost"
    ["username"] => string(11) "root"
    ["password"] => string(10) "****"
    ["dbname"] => string(13) "renaissance_1"
    ["options"] => array(2) {
      ["caseFolding"] => int(0)
      ["autoQuoteIdentifiers"] => bool(true)
    ["driver_options"] => array(0) {
  ["_fetchMode:protected"] => int(2)
  ["_profiler:protected"] => object(Zend_Db_Profiler)#20 (4) {
    ["_queryProfiles:protected"] => array(0) {
    ["_enabled:protected"] => bool(false)
    ["_filterElapsedSecs:protected"] => NULL
    ["_filterTypes:protected"] => NULL
  ["_defaultProfilerClass:protected"] => string(16) "Zend_Db_Profiler"
  ["_connection:protected"] => NULL
  ["_caseFolding:protected"] => int(0)
  ["_autoQuoteIdentifiers:protected"] => bool(true)

I can reproduce this error developing under Mac OS X 10.5 and Windows XP Professional SP2 (xampplite) with both Zend Framework 1.0.3 and the SVN trunk version.

Please contact me for further information.


Posted by Sascha Fröhlich (sascha) on 2008-01-07T13:37:06.000+0000

Sorry, got confused because of the error page shown after posting the issue. It's a duplicate and can be deleted.

Posted by Darby Felton (darby) on 2008-02-08T14:16:22.000+0000

Resolved as duplicate of [ZF-2244]

Posted by Wil Sinclair (wil) on 2008-12-17T13:44:25.000+0000

Bookkeeping. Closing and assigning all old unassigned issues. The only unassigned issues should be new and unreviewed.

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