Testing out CakePHP's Inflector magic

Want to know what the inflector is going to do to your code, what the name of your model should be when you have a wierd table name? Just enter it in here and look at what cake will generate.

This is currently running on CakePHP

The output is what has happend for that particular method, and the other items in the array are the inflicted version being convered to other types. eg pluralizing user becomes users and then camelizing users becomes Users. You can find problems with your table names and classes doing this for example if you were to use a table called this cake would expect the model Thi by default.

When ever you pluralize something and then singularize it it should be the same. The following should generally give you the output true, if it does not you need to use some custom rules or use another name.

var_dump(Inflector::singularize(Inflector::pluralize($var)) === var_dump($var))


This word is not change case consistently

pluralize :: blog__posts

Convert models to controllers MyUser -> MyUsers
Inflector::pluralize($word); // blog__posts
Inflector::singularize($word); // blog__post

singularize :: blog__posts

Convert controllers to models MyUsers -> MyUser
Inflector::singularize($word); // blog__post
Inflector::pluralize($word); // blog__posts

camelize :: blog__posts

Used with singularize to make tables into models my_users -> MyUsers
Inflector::camelize($word); // BlogPosts
Inflector::underscore($word); // blog_posts

underscore :: blog__posts

models to tables with the pluralize MyUser -> my_user
Inflector::underscore($word); // blog__posts
Inflector::camelize($word); // BlogPosts

humanize :: blog__posts

convert models and controllers to human names MyUser -> My user
Inflector::humanize($word); // Blog  Posts
Inflector::underscore($word); // blog  posts

tableize :: blog__posts

Calls underscore and pluralize to make model names MyUser -> my_user -> my_users
Inflector::tableize($word); // blog__posts

classify :: blog__posts

Table names to models my_users -> MyUser
Inflector::classify($word); // BlogPost

variable :: blog__posts

Was used for $this->set in 1.2 to make 'some_var' -> 'someVar'
Inflector::variable($word); // blogPosts
Inflector::underscore($word); // blog_posts
Inflector::camelize($word); // BlogPosts

slug :: blog__posts

Remove funny chars for a url
Inflector::slug($word); // blog_posts