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Started a new Conversation Splitting Model Data Between Tables Based On Type


I'm working on a listing site which will have a few major categories of listings available to users. These categories will each have some "listing type" specific information. For example one major listing type may be "Vehicles" which needs to have make, model and year, where another major listing type for "Clothing" would need size and brand.

I'm wondering if there would be a good way to do this where I store the shared listing information in a listings table, and the listing type specific information in another table like vehicle_listings or clothing_listings with a foreign key of listing_id which points to the id column on listings.

I'm wondering if there is a good way to do this using eloquent that would allow for easy retrieval of the data from both columns into the model without needing to manually request the listing type specific data through DB::table('vehicle_listings') or something like that. I'd rather be able to do something like $listing->typeData()->model if possible.

My questions are: Is there a built in way to do this sort of thing? And Is there a design pattern that may help me with this implementation?

Any advice will be greatly appreciated!

1 month ago
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Started a new Conversation Admin Pages For Multiple Roles

I know that admin packages for Laravel like Nova or Backpack are geared specifically to only be used by admin users. However, I am working on a listing site that will have a seller role which can create listings on the site (similar to craigslist) and I'd like to be able to use the same CRUD panels / lists that the admins will use for the user role. I feel like that will give the users the most flexibility in terms of modifying their content and filtering their existing content as well. Obviously, sellers will only be able to see their own listings in the CRUD tables, whereas administrators will be able to view all listings.

Is there any way to do this with either Nova or Backpack that is well documented? I assume I can modify their guards if I need to make this work, but will that cause any security issues?

Any input or advice would be great! Thanks!