Laravel Model

Basic Usage

Defining An Eloquent Model

class User extends Model {}

generate Eloquent models

php artisan make:model User

specify a custom table name

class User extends Model {
    protected $table = 'my_users';
}

More

Model::create(array('key' => 'value'));

Find first matching record by attributes or create

Model::firstOrCreate(array('key' => 'value'));

Find first record by attributes or instantiate

Model::firstOrNew(array('key' => 'value'));

Create or update a record matching attibutes, and fill with values

Model::updateOrCreate(array('search_key' => 'search_value'), array('key' => 'value'));

Fill a model with an array of attributes, beware of mass assignment!

Model::fill($attributes);
Model::destroy(1);
Model::all();
Model::find(1);

Find using dual primary key

Model::find(array('first', 'last'));

Throw an exception if the lookup fails

Model::findOrFail(1);

Find using dual primary key and throw exception if the lookup fails

Model::findOrFail(array('first', 'last'));
Model::where('foo', '=', 'bar')->get();
Model::where('foo', '=', 'bar')->first();

dynamic

Model::whereFoo('bar')->first();

Throw an exception if the lookup fails

Model::where('foo', '=', 'bar')->firstOrFail();
Model::where('foo', '=', 'bar')->count();
Model::where('foo', '=', 'bar')->delete();

Output raw query

Model::where('foo', '=', 'bar')->toSql();
Model::whereRaw('foo = bar and cars = 2', array(20))->get();
Model::remember(5)->get();
Model::remember(5, 'cache-key-name')->get();
Model::cacheTags('my-tag')->remember(5)->get();
Model::cacheTags(array('my-first-key','my-second-key'))->remember(5)->get();
Model::on('connection-name')->find(1);
Model::with('relation')->get();
Model::all()->take(10);
Model::all()->skip(10);

Default Eloquent sort is ascendant

Model::all()->orderBy('column');
Model::all()->orderBy('column','desc');

Soft Delete

Model::withTrashed()->where('cars', 2)->get();

Include the soft deleted models in the results

Model::withTrashed()->where('cars', 2)->restore();
Model::where('cars', 2)->forceDelete();

Force the result set to only included soft deletes

Model::onlyTrashed()->where('cars', 2)->get();

Events

Model::creating(function($model){});
Model::created(function($model){});
Model::updating(function($model){});
Model::updated(function($model){});
Model::saving(function($model){});
Model::saved(function($model){});
Model::deleting(function($model){});
Model::deleted(function($model){});
Model::observe(new FooObserver);

Eloquent Configuration

Disables mass assignment exceptions from being thrown from model inserts and updates

Eloquent::unguard();

Renables any ability to throw mass assignment exceptions

Eloquent::reguard();

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