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1 week ago
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Started a new Conversation Extend User Model (single Table) And Initiate From Auth()

I have a boolean on my user table to signify if they are a coder. I have a coder model that extends user as follows:

class Coder extends User

    protected $table = 'users';

    public static function boot()

        static::addGlobalScope(function ($query) {
            $query->where('coder', true);

    public function passedTest()
        return false;

I suppose I could pass the user id in the route and just use route-model-binding to initiate the coder class, but if I just wanted to use the auth() method and not have to run an additional query, is there a clean way to do this

Currently have this, but this seems wrong to have the additional query when the auth()->user() is nearly the same thing:

    public function eligibility()
        $coder = Coder::find(auth()->id());

	return view('coders.eligibility', compact('coder'));
5 months ago
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Replied to Group Into Multiple Categories

@snapey but then wouldn't I not be able to group by renter.name since I loose all information about the video after the countBy() (my example probably breaks down a little, as that sounds odd, but assume a video belongs to a renter; maybe if i used purchaser instead of renter).

Edit: also it seems the countBy() just maps over the groupBy() thus only sending them to one category.

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Replied to Group Into Multiple Categories

@nakov yes as really I am just grabbing the counts. So the total today, and this week. I am thinking I am going to save the result from the query into a variable and then do seperate groupby's for the overlaping categories. The front-end checks break down if I want to add "current month" and "last month" (not shown in my example) as then I have to do some complicated checks that I don't want in my view.

Yeah, i dont' think groupby can do it, but was curious if there was another collection method or a macro out there that could do it.

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Replied to Group Into Multiple Categories

But I still need the today and yesterday groups. Basically I want to be able to view a snapshot of the rentals today, yesteday, this week, and last week.

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Started a new Conversation Group Into Multiple Categories

I have a function that returns videos grouped by genre, then by creation_date (today, yesterday, this week, last week), then by the person that rented these videos. (Just a dummy problem to try to illustrate the problem). I would like for the groupby "date" part to group the "today" and "yesterday" items into the "this week" collection as well. Just curious if there is a simple way to do this without breaking this up or appending to a "parent" variable.

return Video::with('renter', 'genre')->latest()->get()->groupBy(
        function ($video) {
            if ($video->created_at->isToday()) {
                    return 'Today';

            if ($video->created_at->isYesterday()) {
                    return 'Yesterday';

            if ($video->created_at->isCurrentWeek()) {
                    return 'This Week';

            if ($record->created_at->isLastWeek()) {
                    return 'Last Week';

            return 'older';