Custom Route Name in FOSRESTBundle

I recently had an issue where I wanted to have a controller called SocialMediaProfilesController, but whatever I tried, the automatically generated route names kept coming out as e.g. get_socialmedia_profiles.

I haven’t dived deep into the code to determine as to why this weird spacing issue is occurring, but my guess would be that if you created a controller called SomeEvenLongerStringController, your action might be get_someevenlonger_string. But as I say, I haven’t tried this, so it’s just a guess as to what might be happening.

Anyway, the fix is pretty simple. It’s probably out there on Google, or in the docs, or something, but I couldn’t find it. Instead, I stumbled upon this and it works, so here we go:

<?php

namespace AppBundle\Controller;

use FOS\RestBundle\View\View;
use FOS\RestBundle\Controller\Annotations;
use FOS\RestBundle\Controller\FOSRestController;
use FOS\RestBundle\Routing\ClassResourceInterface;
use Nelmio\ApiDocBundle\Annotation\ApiDoc;
// some other use statements here, but these are the interesting ones 

/**
 * Class SocialMediaProfilesController
 * @package AppBundle\Controller
 * @Annotations\RouteResource("socialmediaprofiles")
 */
class SocialMediaProfilesController extends FOSRestController implements ClassResourceInterface
{

By using the RouteResource annotation, you can control how the route names will be generated.

Without the annotation:

  cget_accounts_socialmedia_profiles     GET      ANY      ANY    /accounts/{accountId}/social-media-profiles
  get_accounts_socialmedia_profiles      GET      ANY      ANY    /accounts/{accountId}/social-media-profiles/{socialMediaProfileId}

And then with:

  cget_accounts_socialmediaprofiles     GET      ANY      ANY    /accounts/{accountId}/social-media-profiles
  get_accounts_socialmediaprofiles      GET      ANY      ANY    /accounts/{accountId}/social-media-profiles/{socialMediaProfileId}

So that’s pretty handy.

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