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Replied to How To Properly Use Cross Database Relationships?

Since I run into this issue often as I like to split my databases into multiple and use a lot of relationships between databases, the answer is quite simple. You have to prefix the database name (not the connection name, the actual database name) to the table definition on your models

So let' say you have a users table in a database called "laravel_core" and it has many comments stored in a comments table stored in a database called "laravel_data" then in your User.php model you add protected $table = 'laravel_core.users'; and in your Comment.php model you add protected $table = 'laravel_data.comments'; and voila, cross-database use of has and whereHas will now function properly

The problem arises when you are trying to do this on models from vendor packages where you cannot easily alter the model class