How to Use a Findby Method With Comparative Criteria

How to use a findBy method with comparative criteria

This is an example using the Expr() Class - I needed this too some days ago and it took me some time to find out what is the exact syntax and way of usage:

* fetches Products that are more expansive than the given price
* @param int $price
* @return array
public function findProductsExpensiveThan($price)
$em = $this->getEntityManager();
$qb = $em->createQueryBuilder();

$q = $qb->select(array('p'))
->from('YourProductBundle:Product', 'p')
$qb->expr()->gt('p.price', $price)
->orderBy('p.price', 'DESC')

return $q->getResult();

Symfony LIKE criteria in Findby()

Can I process a LIKE search on the top of current filters in the findBy() ?

The answer is no. Doctrine findBy method does not allow you to use LIKE. You will have to use DQL to do this.

Doctrine findBy 'does not equal'

There is no built-in method that allows what you intend to do.

You have to add a method to your repository, like this:

public function getWhatYouWant()
$qb = $this->createQueryBuilder('u');
$qb->where(' != :identifier')
->setParameter('identifier', 1);

return $qb->getQuery()

Hope this helps.

setting method parameters dynamically from array (working with FindBy method in Doctrine)

If you need to send several (dynamic amount) of parameters to a method, you can use the call_user_func_array() like this:

$arguments = [

$queryInstance = Pluto::registry('doctrine')

$posts = call_user_func_array(
[$queryInstance, 'findBy'],

Read more here:

How do I use a complex criteria inside a doctrine 2 entity's repository?

You'll need to write your own query (probably using DQL) if you want something that specific. I believe the built in "findBy" methods are more for just grabbing objects quickly if you have less specific criteria. I don't know your entity names or where they are stored. Could be something like this as a function in your Festival Repository.

public function findActiveFestivals($start, $end)
$qb = $this->_em->createQueryBuilder();
->from('Festival', 'f')
->where('f.start >= :start')
->andWhere('f.end <= :end')
->setParameters(array('start' => $start, 'end' => $end));

return $qb->getQuery()->getArrayResult();

Symfony Equal to and Not Equal to Criteria on Entity

Just use a DQL or QueryBuilder.

->where('s.selectOption = :selectOption')
->andWhere('s.center_type_id <> :center_type_id')
'selectOption' => true
'center_type_id' => 9,

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