Model alias in Criteria?

Hi there,

Is it possible to set an alias for the Model when using Mvc\Model\Criteria? I find myself using Query Builder over Criteria, as I can use an alias there (otherwise I get these huge Join lines, having to repeat the model's namespace every time..)

I do prefer to use Criteraia however, seems to be a bit more elegant solution for what I'm trying to do.

(Is there a performance difference between the two btw?) (I tend to have quite a lot of queries using Left Joins..)



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edited Oct '14

Is it possible to set an alias for the Model when using Mvc\Model\Criteria?

No, it's not possible, it's designed to create queries in an object-oriented manner over a single model.

Regarding performance, the language or the framework most of time will never be a performance bottleneck, just use the one you feel more comfortable to work with.



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Thanks!

"No, it's not possible, it's designed to create queries in an object-oriented manner over a single model."

I see/understand. IMO it could be something 'handy' - it would prevent me from repeating myself, writing out the complete model name including the namespace it's in every time.. (So, when using Query Builder I only use ->addFrom(), and not ->from() so I can use an alias :-))