Logan Hasbrouck Logan Hasbrouck - 6 months ago 26
SQL Question

Laravel belongsTo throwing undefined function App/BelongsTo() exception

I have a comments table and user table with the relationship: user->hasMany('comments') and comment->belongsTo('user'). For some reason with which eludes me, I keep getting this

FatalErrorException in Comment.php line 22: Call to undefined function App\belongsTo()


My other models have no issue whatsoever with the HasMany relations, however, the comments model has a problem with every single thing i try (even if i use HasMany just to see if it will have a different error).

Here is the Comment model.


use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;

class Comment extends Model {

protected $table = 'comments';

protected $fillable = [
'anime_id',
'user_id',
'user_comment'
];

public function postedOnAnime($query)
{
$query->where('anime_id', '=', $this.id);
}

public function user()
{
return $this.belongsTo('App\User', 'user_id', 'id');
}

public function anime()
{
return $this.belongsTo('App\Anime');
}

}


Here is the Users table:

<?php

use Illuminate\Database\Schema\Blueprint;
use Illuminate\Database\Migrations\Migration;

class CreateUsersTable extends Migration {

/**
* Run the migrations.
*
* @return void
*/
public function up()
{
Schema::create('users', function(Blueprint $table)
{
$table->increments('id');
$table->integer('role');
$table->string('name')->unique();
$table->string('email')->unique();
$table->string('password', 60);
$table->rememberToken();
$table->timestamps();
});
}

/**
* Reverse the migrations.
*
* @return void
*/
public function down()
{
Schema::drop('users');
}

}


Here is the Comments table

<?php

use Illuminate\Database\Schema\Blueprint;
use Illuminate\Database\Migrations\Migration;

class CreateCommentsTable extends Migration {

/**
* Run the migrations.
*
* @return void
*/
public function up()
{
Schema::create('comments', function(Blueprint $table)
{
$table->increments('id');
$table->integer('user_id')->unsigned();
$table->integer('anime_id')->unsigned();
$table->text('user_comment');
$table->timestamps();

$table->foreign('user_id')
->references('id')
->on('users')
->onDelete('cascade');

$table->foreign('anime_id')
->references('id')
->on('animes')
->onDelete('cascade');
});
}

/**
* Reverse the migrations.
*
* @return void
*/
public function down()
{
Schema::drop('comments');
}

}


Finally, when I call $comment->user() it fails with the error. Does anyone know where this error comes from?

Thanks.

Answer

Well, this error occurred because I had '.' in place of '->'. I couldn't figure out why it was always throwing the exact same error regardless if I did $this.belongsTo('App\User'); or $this.hasMany('App\User'); or even $this.thecakeisalie('App\User'); until I sat staring at the text between my many models yet again. Then, lo and behold, its another dumb, tiny and really hard to locate mistake of mine(as it usually is).