How to define Global Variable or Constant in Laravel
We often need to define global variables/constants for our application, like Status, Conditions, Countries (we can put all countries in table as it will be along array/object), also weekdays, weekends and e.t.c. vary on projects.
Status (Active, Inactive) and Conditions (Ok, Good, Better, Best) or Grade (F, C, D, A, A-, A+), so like these type of variables/constants, we write same code multiple times. But if we set all of these as Global Variables then we can use these anytime, anywhere in application.
And here I am presenting how to define GLOBAL Variable/Constant in Laravel 5.2. (This is not the only way, but I like it)
- First create a file named constants.php on config directory
- And code some variables like below
‘STATUS’ => [
1 => ‘Active’,
0 => ‘Inactive’
‘Conditions’ => [
1 => ‘Ok’,
2 => ‘Good,
3 => ‘Better,
4 => ‘Best’
‘GRADE’ => [
‘A+’ => ‘A+’,
‘A’ => ‘A’,
‘A-’ => ‘A-’,
‘B’ => ‘B’,
‘C’ => ‘C’,
‘D’ => ‘D’,
‘F’ => ‘F’
- Now, how can we use/access this Global Variables? Very easy, and we can also access these variables on view too.
Config::get(‘constants. STATUS’); // it will output status array.
Or, if we want a specific one element then
Config::get(‘constants. GRADE.F’); // output: F
- And lastly we can also set Global variable only for the current request. This will not persist.
Config::set(‘constants. Conditions.5’, ‘Not Stable’)
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Credit: google, stackoverflow, Laravel.io, Laravel docs and etc.
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