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Reza Khademi
Reza Khademi

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New way to define accessors and mutators in Laravel!

As you know there is a way to define accessor and mutator in laravel like below.

For example if we are in user model (App\Models\User):

For 'first name' Getter

 public function getFirstNameAttribute($value)
 {
        return ucfirst($value);
 }
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For 'first name' Settter

 public function setFirstNameAttribute($value)
 {
        $this->attribute['first_name'] = strtolower($value);
 }
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There is a new way to achieve this scenario But I must say Taylor Otwell actually mentioned it and it is quite useful and nice.

You can define both setter and getter in one single method like below:


public function firtName() :Attribute
{
    return new Attribute (
        get: fn($value, $attributes) => $attribute['first_name'],
        set: fn($value) => 'first_name' => $value
    );
}

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and that would do it as another way to define accessors and mutators both in one attribute function. If don't want to write any of these you can simply pass a null value for get/set.

Lets see two more examples for user model to cracked it down:

 public function fullName() :Attribute
 {
        return new Attribute(
            get: fn($value, $attributes) => $attributes['first_name'] . ' ' . $attributes['last_name'],
            set: function($value) {
                [$firstName, $lastName] = explode(" ", $value);

                return [
                    'first_name' => $firstName,
                    'last_name' => $lastName
                ];
            }
        );
   }

    public function password() :Attribute
    {
        return new Attribute(
            get: null,
            set: fn($value) => bcrypt($value)
        );
    }
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That's it... any questions?

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