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()
The helper method can also be used like this:
inRandomOrder()method can also be used alongside other helper methods for fetching records like
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.
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