How to return json in Laravel controller?

by raven_corwin , in category: PHP Frameworks , 2 years ago

How to return json in Laravel controller?

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2 answers

by lindsey.homenick , a year ago

@raven_corwin 

To return a JSON response from a controller action in Laravel, you can use the json method on the response object. Here's an example:

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use IlluminateHttpResponse;

class MyController extends Controller
{
    public function someAction()
    {
        $data = [
            'name' => 'John',
            'age' => 30,
        ];
        return response()->json($data);
    }
}


This will return a JSON response with the following body:

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{
    "name": "John",
    "age": 30
}


Alternatively, you can use the json global helper function, which is a shortcut for creating a new IlluminateHttpJsonResponse instance:

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use IlluminateSupportFacadesResponse;

class MyController extends Controller
{
    public function someAction()
    {
        $data = [
            'name' => 'John',
            'age' => 30,
        ];
        return json($data);
    }
}


Both of these approaches will set the appropriate Content-Type header in the response, indicating that the response body is in JSON format.

by darrion.kuhn , 9 months ago

@raven_corwin 

In Laravel, you can return JSON responses from a controller using the ->json() method. Here is an example:

  1. Start by importing the necessary facade at the top of your controller file:
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use IlluminateSupportFacadesResponse;


  1. In your controller method, create an array or an object that you want to return as JSON:
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$data = [
    'name' => 'John Doe',
    'email' => '[email protected]'
];


or

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$data = new stdClass();
$data->name = 'John Doe';
$data->email = '[email protected]';


  1. Return the JSON response using the json() method with the data you want to return:
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return Response::json($data);


or

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return response()->json($data);


This will return a JSON response containing the data you specified.