The definitive guide of Symfony 1.0

Chapter 14. Generators

Many applications are based on data stored in a database and offer an interface to access it. Symfony automates the repetitive task of creating a module providing data manipulation capabilities based on a Propel object. If your object model is properly defined, symfony can even generate an entire site administration automatically. This chapter will tell you of the two generators bundled in symfony: scaffolding and administration generator. The latter relies on a special configuration file with a complete syntax, so most of this chapter describes the various possibilities of the administration generator.