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18 Apr
3 months ago

tmcguire started a new conversation Using HasMany On A Pivot/intermediate Model

Hey everyone!

Quick question about intermediate/pivot models, and how to hook up relationships from those models.

I have four models:

  • User
  • Organization
  • OrganizationUser, which is the relationship between Users and Organizations. This can be thought of as a "membership" – a user can have many organizations, and organizations can have many users.
  • Content, which is specific to the OrganizationUser/membership. One "membership" can have many pieces of content.

I've set up OrganizationUsers to haveMany Content, and also set up that Content belongsTo OrganizationUsers – at least, I tried to, anyhow! I'd anticipate being able to do something like this:

    '...' => '...',

This does create a Content object on the database, but it doesn't associate it with the OrganizationUser at all. I'm sure that I'm missing something obvious when defining the relationships.

Here are the relevant sections of the above four models:


class User extends Authenticatable

    public function organizations()
        return $this->belongsToMany(Organization::class)   



class Organization extends Model

    public function users()
        return $this->belongsToMany(User::class)



class OrganizationUser extends Pivot

    public function content()
        return $this->hasMany(Content::class);



class Content extends Model

    public function user()
        return $this->belongsTo(OrganizationUser::class);


Is there a better/different way I should be going about this? Any steering in the right direction would be so appreciated!