Peter Peter - 6 months ago 26
PHP Question

Class 'App\Http\Controllers\DB' not found and I also cannot use a new Model

I have very basic problem. In L4 thes below methods worked out of the box, so now I am lost. Please help. A few days ago I started a Laravel 5.0 project. I have now fresh, clean installation.

Problem 1: When I try to get anything from database

$headquote = DB::table('quotation_texts')->find(176);


I get this:

Class 'App\Http\Controllers\DB' not found


Problem 2: Before I cloned the User.php Model, changed Class name to "Quotation". Below is the content of file Quotations.php put in App root folder:

<?php namespace App;

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;

class Quotation extends Model {

/**
* The database table used by the model.
*
* @var string
*/
protected $table = 'quotation_texts';
}


Any attempt to use the model

$headquote = Quotation::find(176);


ends up with this:

Class 'App\Http\Controllers\Quotation' not found


Any ideas how I could resolve the issue?

Answer

The problem here are PHP namespaces. You need to learn how to use them. As your controller are in App\Http\Controllers namespace, if you refer any other class, you need to add leading backslash (or proper namespace) or add use statement at the beginning of file (before class definition).

So in your case you could use:

$headquote = \DB::table('quotation_texts')->find(176);
$headquote = \App\Quotation::find(176);

or add in your controller class use statement so the beginning of your controller class could look like this:

<?php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use DB;
use App\Quotation;

For more information about namespaces you could look at How to use objects from other namespaces and how to import namespaces in PHP or namespaces in PHP manual