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Include a method when object is serialized in JMS


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I have a method that returns a value:

* @ORM\Table()
* @ORM\Entity(repositoryClass="PersonRepository")
class Person {

     * @var integer
     * @ORM\Column(name="id", type="integer")
     * @ORM\Id
     * @ORM\GeneratedValue(strategy="AUTO")
   private $id;

   public function getFoo(){
      return $this->id + 1;

 //setters & getters


I would like to include the value that getFoo() returns when I serialize a Person object so that it would look like this:

   'id' : 25
   'foo' : 26


You need to set @VirtualProperty and @SerializedName.

use JMS\Serializer\Annotation\VirtualProperty;
use JMS\Serializer\Annotation\SerializedName;

class Person {

    * @VirtualProperty
    * @SerializedName("foo")
   public function getFoo(){
      return $this->id + 1;


You can read more about it here:

Pay attention that this only works for serialization and not for deserialization.


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