Ronald Hulshof Ronald Hulshof - 4 months ago 54
PHP Question

Laravel/Eloquent - Eager loaded hidden/visible properties

When using Laravel's Eloquent ORM, I can't seem to set the $hidden and $visible properties on my Model dynamically.

Example 1: This works:

class User extends Eloquent {
$this->visible = array('field_name');

function read()
{
return User::all();
}
}


Example 2: Setting the visible property on the Eloquent Class dynamically, doesn't work:

class User extends Eloquent {
function read($visible = array('field_name'))
{
$this->visible = $visible; // Also tried: $this->setVisible($visible);

return User::all();
}
}


Example 3: Solution that works on the Model itself, but not on eagerly loaded Models:

class User extends Eloquent {
function read($visible = array('field_name'))
{
$users = User::all();

return $users->get()->each(function($row) use ($visible) {
$row->setVisible($visible);
});
}
}


In order to set the $visible property dynamically on Eagerly Loaded Models, I don't see another solution than to get Example 2 to work. But how?

Answer

As $visible is set on an instance level (i.e. it's not a static variable shared between all models of the same type), no - there's no better way to do this.