How to set up a belongsTo relationship properly?

Posted 3 months ago by MartinZeltin

I have 2 tables "users" and "employees". I have set up a relationship for users and employees but can't figure out how to do it the other way around.


| id | username | password |
| 1  |  Martin  | c98d09dx |
| 2  |   John   | b23d09ee |


| id | user_id |     fullname     |
| 1  |    1    |   Martin Zeltin  |
| 2  |    2    |     John Doe     |

My Users Model looks like this. I am able to get $user->employee->fullname for example

class Users
    public function employee()
        return $this->hasOne('App\Models\Employees', 'user_id');

But how can I do it the opposite direction since there is no employee_id on the Users table.

I know that with a simple SQL query it would be like this

SELECT * FROM users WHERE employee_id = ?

I tried this in my Employees Model but it did not work.

class Employees extends Model
    public function user()
        return $this->belongsTo('App\Models\Users');

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