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Laravel Accessors With An Example

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In this source book, we will learn what is Laravel Accessors, how to use Laravel Accessors with an example. Let’s explore the Laravel Accessor without wasting a second.

Table of Contents
1. What Are Accessors In Laravel
2. How To Define Accessors
3. Example Of Accessors In Laravel

01 What Are Accessors In Laravel

The Accessor is used to format the attribute values when we retrieve them from the database. Accessor can also be helpful to add custom new columns while selecting records using queries or Eloquent.

02 How To Define Accessors

To define the Accessor, we need to add a method in the relevant model. Let’s say, we want to get the full name of any user from the first_name and last_name columns.

To do that we need to define an accessor method with get{Attribute}Attribute in your model where {Attribute} is the “studly” cased name of the column you wish to access. In our case, we need to get the full name so our {Attribute} will be FullName as per the “studly” case.

So our method name will be getFullNameAttribute() as per our example. Moreover, if we want to achieve path_name then your method name will be getPathNameAttribute(). Let’s now add the method to our model.

03 Example Of Accessors In Laravel



namespace App\Models;

use App\Notifications\VerifyEmailQueued;
use Illuminate\Contracts\Auth\MustVerifyEmail;
use Illuminate\Foundation\Auth\User as Authenticatable;

class User extends Authenticatable implements MustVerifyEmail
    protected $fillable = [
        'title', 'first_name', 'middle_name', 'last_name', 'email', 'mobile', 'password'

    public function getFullNameAttribute() {
        $name = $this->first_name;

        if (!empty($this->middle_name)) {
            $name .= ' '. $this->middle_name;

        if (!empty($this->last_name)) {
            $name .= ' '. $this->last_name;
        return $name;

You can see in the above example, by using the $this you can access any column of your model and you can transform it as you like by using the Laravel Accessor.

Now, you can get the full name as below:

use App\Models\User;

$user = User::find(1);

$fullName = $user->full_name;



Scratch Code

You can also transform the first_name with the first upper case character simply using return ucfirst($this->first_name); by defining getFirstNameAttribute(). Isn’t it cool?


namespace App\Models;

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;

class User extends Model
     * Get the user's first name.
     * @param  string  $value
     * @return string
    public function getFirstNameAttribute($value)
        return ucfirst($value);

If you are creating Accessors for any of the existing column of the database table then you can pass the parameter and transform it as you like or you can also use the $this variable.

That’s it from our end. We hope this article helped you to understand what is Laravel Accessors, how to define Laravel Accessors with examples.

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