Implementation Laravel Enum Package

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In this article, we will discuss the “Implementation Laravel Enum Package”. It is a wonderful resource for Laravel. As you know, Laravel provides lots of inbuilt features. Developers can create an open source package to return something to the Laravel community. It’s created by Ben Sampson that adding support for creating enums in PHP. It also includes a generator for Laravel.

Prerequisites

Laravel fresh setup where we create a test case for this package. If you are not familiar with the Laravel then you can start with the given articles.

Laravel Enum Package Features

  • Enum key-value pairs as class constants
  • A full-featured suite of methods
  • Enum artisan generator
  • Validation rules for passing enum key or values as input parameters
  • Localization support
  • Extendible

Installation

You can use the following composer command to install the package.

composer require bensampo/laravel-enum

Generating Enum Class

Package having the builtin artisan command to generate Enum class.

php artisan make:enum UserType

Laravel Enum Package example of what an Enum class looks like:

<?php

namespace App\Enums;

use BenSampo\Enum\Enum;

final class UserType extends Enum
{
    const SuperAdministrator = 0;
    const Administrator = 1;
    const Editor = 2;
    const Author = 3;
    const Subscriber = 4;
}

Here’s the list of available methods and examples of how to use this package.

Enum Controller Validations

Laravel Enum package provides two way to apply the validations “EnumValue” and “EnumKey”.

<?php

...
public function store(Request $request)
{
    // EnumValue Validations
    $this->validate($request, [
        'user_type' => ['required', new EnumValue(UserType::class)],
    ]);

    // EnumKey Validations
    $this->validate($request, [
        'user_type' => ['required', new EnumKey(UserType::class)],
    ]);
}
...

Access Enum Value

You can use the following code snippet to get specific Enum value.

UserType::Editor // Returns 2

Conclusion

In this article, we will discuss the Laravel Enum Package. It’s a wonderful resource, you can check the official repository on GitHub. Hope you like this article. Please feel to add the comment if any query or submit your feedback 🙂


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