TutanRamon

TutanRamon

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05 Jan
2 years ago

TutanRamon left a reply on Question About A Dashboard Controller

Just to be sure: I don't need a Dashboard model, do I?

TutanRamon left a reply on Question About A Dashboard Controller

OK, so this is the dashboardController. Thanks. I only need to add some "use App\Product" and "use App\Transaction" at the top of this controller, right?

TutanRamon left a reply on Question About A Dashboard Controller

Hi Khare,

Thanks for your prompt reply. I think I understand what you are doing, but you say "In controller". Which controller are you refering to? Is that the new 'dashboardController' or the 'productController'? I think it's the dashboardController. If so, can I then simply do this for other info for example?

public function index()
{
    $products = Product::latestFirst('insert wanted categoryid');
    return view('products.someview', compact('products'));

    $catalogueSize = Product::count('category..');
    return view('products.someview', compact('catalogueSize'));

    $transactions = Transaction::latestFirst();
    return view('products.someview', compact('transactions'));
}

Or am I wrong at this?

TutanRamon started a new conversation Question About A Dashboard Controller

I've a couple of years PHP experience, but at the moment I am building my first MVC application using Laravel.

I am writing a dashboard page with lots of different kind of information, ie "Amount of visitors", "Amount of sold products", "catalogue size", "newest product" etc. etc. Back in the 'old days', I usually had a functions.php with all kinds of functions to retrieve this kind of information. Then, I called this functions from the actual dashboard page. I know, that's not the nicest way. That's why I wanted to go for Laravel.

I defined the template, the basic controllers and models for Product, Transaction, Visitor etc. But now I am kinda stuck. What's the best practice for sending all this data to the view? After reading on the web I concluded I have two possibilities:

  • Writing a dashboard controller with all kind of methods to retrieve the data needed
  • Making use of a facade which retrieves the data for me and sends one(??) object with all the info to the view

Is one of the above the right approach for my 'challenge'?