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 Migration interface:

// src/Acme/DemoBundle/Migration/1_0/CustomMigration.php
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 match exactly 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 up(), you can modify the database schema and/or add additional SQL queries that are 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”:

// src/Acme/DemoBundle/Migrations/Data/ORM/CustomFixture.php
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.