Yii 1.1: cserializebehavior

Automatically serialize/unserialize model attributes.

This extension allows you to treat model attributes as arrays, and they are automatically serialized for insertion and unserialized upon select, as long as you use the active record find methods.


Yii 1.1 or above


Just add the behavior to your behaviors list in your model (after placing the behavior in your app.behaviors folder)

In your model:

public function behaviors()
    return array(
          'CSerializeBehavior' => array(
               'class' => 'application.behaviors.CSerializeBehavior',
               'serialAttributes' => array('attribute_to_serialize'), // name of attribute(s)

And then you can use your attributes like this:

$m = new MyModel;
$m->attribute_to_serialize = array(...);
$m = MyModel::model()->findByPk(...);
$a = $m->attribute_to_serialize;
echo is_array($a); // should be true


Total 3 comments

#8013 report it
pligor at 2012/05/03 02:01pm
imho better not use a prefix at all

It's an upload on the multiple servers that multiupload.nl supports.

Seems to be working fine for me.

But either ways I have an extension which is now depended from SerializeBehavior.

So you may go to my extension: dynamic-redirection and download the file models_v2.zip

This zip contains only three files. You will find it in there :)

#8010 report it
nsbucky at 2012/05/03 09:18am
only arrays

I made this back when I was starting with YII, its easy enough to change the C to an E if you want. I would suggest just keeping it to arrays, as if you are serializing objects, when you unserialize it you have to make sure that class definition exists, or you get errors.

Your download/viewing link doesn't work, can you repost?

#8007 report it
pligor at 2012/05/03 06:43am
serialize everything!

First of all nice and useful extension. But in current version there is the capability to only serialize arrays otherwise you get null in return. I had to do a refactor of your source code to enable the serialization for every serializable value! And I am sharing it here:

link: serialize behavior

Because the use the prefix "C" is reserved from yii I have fixed that also. So now is SerializeBehavior instead of CSerializeBehavior.

Please let me know what you think and then merge and update this extension accordingly. Once more it is a useful solution and a nice extesion :)

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