->sync with additional values - Can't wrap my brain around it

Posted 1 month ago by Axeia


I have a table like this

        Schema::create('trainer_shiny', function (Blueprint $table) {
            $table->string('trainer_name', 255);
            $table->string('pokemon_images_file_name', 255);
            //For pokémon that have a gender but without any visual difference.
            $table->tinyInteger('gender')->comment('1 = male, 2 = female, 3 = genderless'); 
            $table->primary(['trainer_name', 'pokemon_images_file_name', 'gender'], 'pk_trainer_shiny');

And I want to insert values using the sync method on the trainer (e.g. $trainer->shinyPokemons()->sync($values); ) But I'm not quite getting how to insert the values.

        $trainer->shinyPokemons()->sync(['pokemon_icon_001_00_shiny.png' => [
            'gender' => [1, 2]

Is getting me: Error: "Array to string conversion (SQL: insert into trainer_shiny (gender, pokemon_images_file_name, trainer_name) values (1, pokemon_icon_001_00_shiny.png, Axxeia)) ◀"

        $trainer->shinyPokemons()->sync(['pokemon_icon_001_00_shiny.png' => [
            ['gender' => 1], 
            ['gender' => 2]

is getting me: "SQLSTATE[42S22]: Column not found: 1054 Unknown column '0' in 'field list' (SQL: insert into trainer_shiny (pokemon_images_file_name, trainer_name, 0, 1) values (pokemon_icon_001_00_shiny.png, Axxeia, 1, 2)) ◀"

Am I misunderstanding and does it only work for columns that aren't part of the primary key like my gender field is? Is there any way to make it work?

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