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Get request data for fillable attributes

Quick tip of the day, how to auto map the data from the Request object to the Eloquent Model in Laravel. Let’s take a look at this handy piece of code.

Model: Person.php

<?php

namespace App;

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;

class Person extends Model
{
    protected $fillable = ['name', 'age', 'gender', 'email', 'mobile'];
}

Code tip:

In order to get $fillable of the model, getFillable() is the method provided by Laravel. And if you want to retrieve a subset of the input data from the Request object, you may use the only() method.

$person = new Person();
$data = $request->only($person->getFillable());
$person->fill($data)->save();

Only accepts a single array or a dynamic list of arguments.

Example code from Laravel documentation.
Author: Danyal
I'm working as programmer since 2002. Born, grew up, studied and worked in Pakistan now Im located in Denmark since 2006.