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How To Fetch Resources Randomly in Laravel with a Single Line Of Code.

Funke Olasupo
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Originally published at roxie.hashnode.dev ・1 min read

Have you encountered a challenge where you need to fetch records from the database in no particular order using Laravel?

I found myself at this point once and here is how I solved it. All thanks to dear Google!😍

This is a regular SQL query to fetch records randomly:

select * from `users` order by RAND() ```



But in Laravel, there is a method named

 ```inRandomOrder()```

 which simply fetches the records in random order.

Here is a list of the few ways this method can be used:




```PHP

//Fetch all records in random order
Model::inRandomOrder()->get();

// 5 indicates the number of records
Model::inRandomOrder()->limit(5)->get();

//Fetc all records in pages or sets of 6
Model::inRandomOrder()->paginate(6)->get();

// get one random record
Model::inRandomOrder()->first()
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The helper method can also be used like this:

Model::where('name',$name)->inRandomOrder()->get();
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PS: The inRandomOrder() method can also be used alongside other helper methods for fetching records like paginate() and limit().

Thats It!😍

I trust this will be of great assistance🥰. I would also love to learn more about this so please feel free to drop your comments or send a direct message on twitter.
Questions are welcomed. Don't forget to connect with me on socials.😎

Thank you😎

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Oussama ELJabbari • Edited

Thanks you.
I will use it in a project that I am working on

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Funke Olasupo Author

Thats amazing, thank you.

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Oussama ELJabbari

I used it today 😅

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Funke Olasupo Author

Amazing💪, I'm open to futher discussions

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Chidiebere Chukwudi

Thanks for sharing

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Funke Olasupo Author

Thank you