How to store multi select values in laravel?

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by jerad , in category: PHP Frameworks , 22 days ago

How to store multi select values in laravel?

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by dedrick , 22 days ago

@jerad 

In Laravel, you can store multi select values in a database column by serializing the array of selected values before storing it. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Create a migration to add a column in your database table where you want to store the multi select values. For example, if you have a table called 'items', you can add a column called 'selected_values'.
  2. In your migration file, add the following code to create the column:
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Schema::table('items', function (Blueprint $table) {
    $table->text('selected_values')->nullable();
});


  1. Update your model to define the selected_values column as a casted attribute and specify that it should be casted as an array.
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class Item extends Model
{
    protected $casts = [
        'selected_values' => 'array',
    ];
}


  1. In your controller where you are storing the multi select values, serialize the array of selected values before storing it in the database table. For example:
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$item = new Item();
$item->selected_values = serialize($request->input('selected_values'));
$item->save();


  1. When retrieving the multi select values from the database, unserialize the value to get back the array of selected values. For example:
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$item = Item::find($id);
$selectedValues = unserialize($item->selected_values);


By following these steps, you can store and retrieve multi select values in Laravel.