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1 week ago
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Commented on What I Learned About Cypress On Day 2

Great video as always. Would love to see a full series 👍👍 Such a powerful tool, I've just had a play in my current project and can see the potential!

3 months ago
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Started a new Conversation Creating Google Drive Style Sharing


I'm trying to build a 'Google Drive style' platform, but I'm having some issues with how to structure this.

Here are my models -


- id
- author_id
- parent_id (nullable)
- name
- created_at
- updated_at


- id
- name
- email
- created_at
- updated_at

FolderUser (pivot table linking user to folders)

- folder_id
- user_id
- shared (boolean)

The above works great, for a very basic folder/user structure, and I know that if I grab all of the users folders, then I can confidently display the users index, along with whether the folder is shared or not.

But what about when I drill down deeper, how do I make sure this user has the permission to access this folder? The only way I can think is to get the folder ID, get all parent ID's, and then check if this record is present in the folder_users table? However, this isn't exactly efficient and I cant think of an easy way to query it!

Additionally, what about when I want to generate breadcrumbs? I hope you can understand my problem and have some good ideas!

Cheers, Chris.

4 months ago
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Replied to Check If RelationShip Exists Between Two Specific Models

Just a note to anyone looking for a solution on this. @tykus solution would enforce the loading of all users, which on some systems could be thousands.

If you want to check the presence of a relationship, without loading all the records, I'd recommend running it as a query -

public function hasUser($user)
  return $project->users()
    ->where('user_id', $user->getKey())