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A PHP RethinkDB driver for the RethinkDB query language (ReQL).
License: Apache License 2.0

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PHP-RETHINK-QL is licensed under the terms of the Apache License 2.0


A new clean and solid RethinkDB driver for PHP, focused on clean code with SOLID principles in mind.

Unfortunately the original PHP-RQL driver is no longer is no longer actively maintained and patched. That's why we have started this new PHP RethinkDB driver with the goal to create an easy to understand driver that can be improved and maintained by the community.


RethinkDB version

This library supports the RethinkDB release >=2.3.0 and protocol version V1_0. Earliers version of RethinkDB are not supported at this moment.


PHP version >=7.1

Supported ReQL Command API overview.

In the release roadmap you will find a table with the currently and future supported ReQL command methods.

Getting started

Multiple connections can be injected into the connection Registry. Create the Rethink driver object by injecting a Connection object into it.

use TBolier\RethinkQL\Rethink;
use TBolier\RethinkQL\Connection\Registry;

$connections = [
    'default_connection' => [
        'host' => 'localhost',
        'port' => 28015,
        'default_db' => 'demoDB',
        'user' => 'demo',
        'password' => 'demo',
        'timeout' => 5,
        'timeout_stream' => 10,

$registry = new Registry($connections);

$r = new Rethink($registry->getConnection('default_connection'));

// Now you can connect to RethinkDB.

The driver class Rethink has a default database defined in the connection options. However you can always switch database if needed.


The driver class Rethink has an API Interface that supports the ReQL domain-specific language (DSL).

A create table example:


For more examples about executing queries go to our docs section: Getting started


Please read the contributing guidelines if you would like to contribute to this project.

Discussions and chat

You can find us at in the rethinkdb-php room at

Author and collaborators

  • Timon Bolier - Author and collaborator - tbolier
  • Michel Maas - Collaborator - AxaliaN
  • Jrmy - Collaborator - Th3Mouk

See also the list of contributors who participated in this project.

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