howellmartinez howellmartinez - 6 months ago 75
PHP Question

Laravel 5.2 Session flash not working even with web middleware

I am trying to implement flash messaging using sessions but am unable to do so.

In my controller I have:

public function store(Request $request) {
session()->flash('donald', 'duck');
session()->put('mickey', 'mouse');
return redirect()->action('CustomerController@index')->with('bugs', 'bunny');
}


But when I check the session variables in the view, I can only see the values from
session()->put('mickey', 'mouse')
.

Session:

{"_token":"F6DoffOFb17B36eEJQruxvPe0ra1CbyJiaooDn3F","_previous":{"url":"http:\/\/localhost\/customers\/create"},"flash":{"old":[],"new":[]},"mickey":"mouse"}


A lot of people encountered this problem by not having the relevant routes inside the web middleware. I made sure to do this as well but it still wouldn't work.

In routes.php:

Route::group(['middleware' => ['web']], function () {

Route::get('/', function () {
return view('welcome');
});

Route::get('/customers', 'CustomerController@index');
Route::get('/customers/create', 'CustomerController@create');
Route::post('/customers', 'CustomerController@store');
});


In Kernel.php:

protected $middlewareGroups = [
'web' => [
\App\Http\Middleware\EncryptCookies::class,
\Illuminate\Cookie\Middleware\AddQueuedCookiesToResponse::class,
\Illuminate\Session\Middleware\StartSession::class,
\Illuminate\View\Middleware\ShareErrorsFromSession::class,
\App\Http\Middleware\VerifyCsrfToken::class,
],

'api' => [
'throttle:60,1',
],
];


Can anyone let me know what I could be doing wrong here? Thanks!

Answer

Fixed the issue by replacing

Route::group(['middleware' => ['web']], function () {
   ...
});

with

Route::group(['middlewareGroups' => ['web']], function () {
   ...
});

No idea why this works though when all the documentation suggests that we use ['middleware' => ['web']]

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