Realtionships that require an authenticated User

Posted 9 months ago by JayBird

Say you have a User Model.

You also have a Products Model.

Users can create private notes about products.

When getting all the products, I want to eager load the notes for each product for the currently authenticated user.

I am currently doing it like this...

public function notes()
{
    if (! auth()->check()) {
        throw new \Exception('You cannot use the '.__METHOD__.' relationship when there is no authenticated user.');
    }

    return $this->hasOne(Notes::class, 'product_id', 'product_id')->where('userID', auth()->user()->userID);
}

It works fine, but seems a little messy.

Is there a better way?

Thanks

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