Creating your Model

To create a model for the table member in your database, create the file application/classes/model/member.php with the following syntax:

class Model_Member extends ORM
{
    ...
}

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Ignoring Columns

Sometimes you might want to store a property for a model but won't want it to be saved in the database. If you add an column name to the $_ignored_columns array then ORM will not save or touch that column. Example:

protected $_ignored_columns = array('password_confirm');

Overriding the Table name

If you wish to change the database table that a model uses, just override the $_table_name variable like this:

protected $_table_name = 'strange_tablename';

Changing the primary key

ORM assumes each model (and database table) have an id column that is indexed and unique. If your primary key column isn't named id, that's fine - just override the $_primary_key variable like this:

protected $_primary_key = 'strange_pkey';

Use a non-default database

For each model, you can define which database configuration ORM will run queries on. If you override the $_db variable in your model, ORM will connect to that database. Example:

protected $_db = 'alternate';