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5 months ago
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Replied to Undefined Variable: Users

well there is a small typo in @mstrauss ' answer,

in the blade a s is missing in the foreach directive:

@foreach($users as $user)
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Replied to What Is Different Or Best Practices

Yes, in the case where you foreign key is what laravel expects it to be then you do not need to provide it in the relationship definition. I would also like to point out that there are other optional parameters to the hasMany and belongsTo methods then only the foreign key (you can find this out in the documentation or the source code the trait name is HasRelationships)

for the blade part, Your post will never have more than one owner because it is a belongsTo relation between the models $post->owner is the User Model of the id stored in the user_id field of the post object.

the use of parenthesis is for collections, for instance in your environment a user can have many posts so $user->posts() will be the collection of posts the user is the owner of. $user->posts()->first() will be the post object with the oldest created_at timestamp (unless otherwise ordered or sorted) $user->posts()->first()->title would reach for the title property of that post object.

hope it clarifies things for you.

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Replied to More Than One Listener On Events

if you edit the sequence of listeners do you observe the same result (only the first of the list is logging) or only SendOrderStatusChangeMail is logging?

on a side note I would like to say that I would personally not have the same approach here: I would not list listeners to a single event, if the logic dictates that 3 jobs have to be fired then I would queue those jobs into a single listener and let the server deal with the jobs at its convenience, especially if you are dealing with mail sending like it appears by the names you defined.

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Replied to Repeated Query Or Wrong Model Implementation?

with what I suggested above you could reach the last slotQuery related to the Slot by doing

// returns the slot query or null

You could also use a forelse in the blade that would prompt the latest slot query or whatever you like if empty

@foreach($slots as $slot)
    <tr scope="row" class="">
        <td>{{ $slot->latestQuery()->date }}</td>
        <td>{{ $slot->latestQuery()->gnl }}</td>
        <td>{{ $slot->latestQuery()->gme }}</td>
        <td>{{ $slot->latestQuery()->created_at }}</td>
        @forelse($slot->slotQueries as $slotQuery)
            <td>{{ $slotQuery->id }}</td>
            <td>no slot query</td>
5 months ago
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Replied to Blocking Other Users From Viewing Messages

@cronix just assumed the controller method you used to return the conversations was a show method.

the logic he suggested can be added on the existing method you are using,

what // other stuff for if the do have permission meant was the rest of your method goes here.

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Replied to Repeated Query Or Wrong Model Implementation?

Have you tried something like:

$slots = Slot::with(['slotQueries' => function ($query) { return $query->latest()->first(); }])->get();
5 months ago
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Replied to Call To Undefined Function Save()

You miss the parenthesis after you Menu class

public function store(Request $request) { 
  $menu=new Menu();
  $menu->value=$request->input('price'); // Also you overwrite the line you just wrote

  return redirect('/restaurants')->withStatus(__('Restaurant successfully updated.'));
5 months ago
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Replied to Difference Between Jobs And Events

To my understanding an event is listening to a change while a job is creating one.

But then of course if you pick up on a change with an event it's also to do something with that .

I would use jobs in your context, it provides you with a control over the sequence of jobs that your workflow might require. Using events when updating multiple things at once could have some undesirable effects.

5 months ago
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Replied to Integrate Different Sources Of Notifications

Hello, Maybe I didn't catch all the details here but to me this really look different notification channels and could be handled within a Notification class.

what you really have here is multiple broadcast channel for a single entry. ok, the different channels do not emit necessarily the same fields but that's just logic within the different channels, no real need for a table storing these fixed configuration items.

I would look into creating new broadcasting channels to handle your variety of streams.

Also Notifications are sent to users so the Oauth variables could be appended to the users table directly and you would still be able to $user->notify()

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Replied to Delete Notification

Well like for any other model, you have the $notification->delete() method.

you can access a collection of notifications for a given user by doing $user->notifications()

From this point, you could narrow to the notification you want to delete and proceed with that.

    ->where('id', $notificationId) // and/or ->where('type', $notificationType)
5 months ago
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Replied to How To Find Parent_id In Users Table

Hi there, it seems you are querying the related table and want to use the whereHas method docs

$users = Buy::with('user')->whereHas('user', function ($query) { return $query->where('parent_id', auth()->user()->id); })->latest()->paginate(25);;