Customizing the Installation Process

To customize the installation process and modify the database structure and/or data that are loaded in the OroCommerce after installation, you can:

Execute Custom Migrations

You can create your own migrations that can be executed during the installation. A migration is a class which implements the Oro\Bundle\MigrationBundle\Migration\Migration interface:

 namespace Acme\DemoBundle\Migration\1_0;

 use Doctrine\DBAL\Schema\Schema;
 use Oro\Bundle\MigrationBundle\Migration\Migration;
 use Oro\Bundle\MigrationBundle\Migration\QueryBag;

 class CustomMigration implements Migration
     public function up(Schema $schema, QueryBag $queries)
         // ...


Entity metadata in the PHP entity classes (annotations) should exactly match what the schema migration is doing. If you create a migration that modifies the type, length, or another property of an existing entity field, please remember to make the same change in the PHP entity class annotations.

In the Oro\Bundle\MigrationBundle\Migration\Migration::up, you can modify the database schema and/or add additional SQL queries executed before and after the schema changes.

Load Custom Data Fixtures

To load your own data fixtures, you will need to implement Doctrine’s “FixtureInterface”:

 namespace Acme\DemoBundle\Migrations\Data\ORM;

 use Doctrine\Common\DataFixtures\FixtureInterface;
 use Doctrine\Persistence\ObjectManager;

 class CustomFixture implements FixtureInterface
     public function load(ObjectManager $manager)
         // ...


Your data fixture classes must reside in the “Migrations/Data/ORM” sub-directory of your bundle to be loaded automatically during the installation.


Read the doctrine data fixtures documentation to learn more about the Doctrine Data Fixtures extension.