Getting started

Learn how to install and get started with the CrateDB DBAL driver.

Table of contents


Your project must be using Composer.

Set up as a dependency

The driver is available as a package.

Add the driver package to you project composer.json file, like this:

  "require": {

If you’re using Doctrine ORM, you must add the doctrine/orm dependency too. So the both additions together will look like this:

  "require": {
    "doctrine/orm": "*"


Once the package has been configured as a dependency, you can install it, like so:

sh$ composer install

Afterwards, if you are not already doing so, you must require the Composer autoload.php file. You can do this by adding a line like this to your PHP application:

require __DIR__ . '/vendor/autoload.php';

See also

For more help with Composer, consult the Composer documentation.


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