Integrating Play 2.1 with Slick 1.0.0 Database query DSL

For people in hurry here is the code and the steps to setup.

Refer this blog on Play 2.0: Building Web Application using Scala for details on Play and Scala.

In the next few blogs I will be writing enterprise class web application using Play and Scala. I will be covering topics like Database modeling and Security. Now officially Scala has adopted Slick as the Database query DSL. But when you create a new Play application and add Slick library as mentioned in this blog, it is not working. It gives a strange error like No suitable driver found in tests.

I also found slick-play2-example, this sample expect us to create a DAL layer, but we cannot directly play with slick in our test code.

After much further research I came across this plugin. I tried integrating this with my Play application and it worked like a charm.

We will define a Coffee class and a Supplier class. One Coffee has multiple Suppliers. The class design is as below,

case class Coffee(name: String, supID: Int, price: Double, sales: Int, total: Int)

object Coffees extends Table[Coffee]("COFFEES") {
def name = column[String]("COF_NAME", O.PrimaryKey)
def supID = column[Int]("SUP_ID")
def price = column[Double]("PRICE")
def sales = column[Int]("SALES")
def total = column[Int]("TOTAL")
def * = name ~ supID ~ price ~ sales ~ total <> (Coffee.apply _, Coffee.unapply _)
// A reified foreign key relation that can be navigated to create a join
def supplier = foreignKey("SUP_FK", supID, Suppliers)(

case class Supplier(id: Int, name: String, street: String, city: String, state: String, zip: String)

// Definition of the SUPPLIERS table
object Suppliers extends Table[Supplier]("SUPPLIERS") {
def id = column[Int]("SUP_ID", O.PrimaryKey) // This is the primary key column
def name = column[String]("SUP_NAME")
def street = column[String]("STREET")
def city = column[String]("CITY")
def state = column[String]("STATE")
def zip = column[String]("<a class="zem_slink" title="ZIP (file format)" href="" target="_blank" rel="wikipedia">ZIP</a>")
// Every table needs a * projection with the same type as the table's type parameter
def * = id ~ name ~ street ~ city ~ state ~ zip <> (Supplier.apply _, Supplier.unapply _)

Below is the ScalaTest to test various capabilities of Slick,

DB.withSession{ implicit session =>

//Populate sample data
val testSuppliers = Seq(
Supplier(101, "Acme, Inc.",      "99 Market Street", "Groundsville", "CA", "95199"),
Supplier( 49, "Superior Coffee", "1 Party Place",    "Mendocino",    "CA", "95460"),
Supplier(150, "The High Ground", "100 Coffee Lane",  "Meadows",      "CA", "93966")
Suppliers.insertAll( testSuppliers: _*)

val testCoffees= Seq(
Coffee("Colombian",         101, 7.99, 0, 0),
Coffee("French_Roast",       49, 8.99, 0, 0),
Coffee("Espresso",          150, 9.99, 0, 0),
Coffee("Colombian_Decaf",   101, 8.99, 0, 0),
Coffee("French_Roast_Decaf", 49, 9.99, 0, 0)
Coffees.insertAll( testCoffees: _*)

//Assert coffee data equals to the test list of coffee
Query(Coffees).list must equalTo(testCoffees)

//List all coffee less than $10
val q1 = for { c <- Coffees if c.price < 10.0 } yield (

q1 foreach println

//return all suppliers for coffee less than $9.0
val q2 = for { c <- Coffees if c.price < 9.0
s <- c.supplier } yield (,

q2 foreach println

//return all suppliers for coffee using zip
val q3 = for {
(c, s) <- Coffees zip Suppliers
} yield (,

q3 foreach println

val q4 = Query(Coffees).filter(_.price < 8.0)
val q5 = Query(Coffees).filter(_.price > 9.0)
val unionQuery = q4 union q5
unionQuery foreach println

//Union second approach
val unionAllQuery = q4 unionAll q5
unionAllQuery foreach println

//Group by
val r = (for {
c <- Coffees
s <- c.supplier
} yield (c, s)).groupBy(_._1.supID)

val r1 = { case (supID, css) =>
(supID, css.length,

r1 foreach println

In my next blog, I will take a real example and implement using Slick. I hope this blog helped.

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