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Call to a member function connection() on a non-object error on Laravel 5

Posted by: admin November 29, 2017 Leave a comment

Questions:

I want to store user configuration data on database and I’m following this forum thread about it http://forumsarchive.laravel.io/viewtopic.php?id=10406
but when I implemented it laravel throws an error.
I ran composer dump-autoload but nothing seems to be workign.What’s the problem here?

// filename: app/config/settings.php

use \App\Models\Setting

$list = array();

$format = function(&$list, $keys, $val) use(&$format) {
    $keys ? $format($list[array_shift($keys)], $keys, $val) : $list = $val;
};

foreach(Setting::all() as $setting) {
    $format($list, explode('.', $setting->token), $setting->content);
}

return $list;

Usage:

echo Config::get(‘settings.token’); // returns value of ‘content’

Full error

Fatal error: Call to a member function connection() on a non-object in C:\wamp\www\iapp\vendor\laravel\framework\src\Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model.php on line 3137
Call Stack
#   Time    Memory  Function    Location
1   0.0017  247544  {main}( )   ..\index.php:0
2   0.0910  2848480 Illuminate\Foundation\Http\Kernel->handle( )    ..\index.php:58
3   0.0910  2848736 Illuminate\Foundation\Http\Kernel->sendRequestThroughRouter( )  ..\Kernel.php:86
4   0.0917  2886304 Illuminate\Foundation\Http\Kernel->bootstrap( ) ..\Kernel.php:110
5   0.0917  2886472 Illuminate\Foundation\Application->bootstrapWith( ) ..\Kernel.php:215
6   0.0974  2994336 Illuminate\Foundation\Bootstrap\LoadConfiguration->bootstrap( ) ..\Application.php:194
7   0.0986  3025160 Illuminate\Foundation\Bootstrap\LoadConfiguration->loadConfigurationFiles( )    ..\LoadConfiguration.php:38
8   0.1407  3814624 require( 'C:\wamp\www\iapp\config\settings.php' )   ..\LoadConfiguration.php:56
9   0.1407  3814696 ConfigSetting::getSettings( )   ..\settings.php:28
10  0.1494  4488840 Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model::all( )  ..\settings.php:16
11  0.1496  4494520 Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model->newQuery( ) ..\Model.php:646
12  0.1496  4494616 Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model->newQueryWithoutScopes( )    ..\Model.php:1769
13  0.1496  4494688 Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model->newBaseQueryBuilder( )  ..\Model.php:1795
14  0.1496  4494736 Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model->getConnection( )    ..\Model.php:1852
15  0.1496  4494784 Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model::resolveConnection( )

Edit :

namespace App\Models;

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;

class Setting extends Model {

}

Answers:

go to bootstrap/app.php

Just uncomment

$app->withEloquent();

Questions:
Answers:

Working with models in your settings files is not the best way to use them.

Your problem is, that your model query started BEFORE Laravel started it’s services. That’s why, when you try to make your query, model can’t resolve it’s connection, because DB service hasn’t been initiated.

If you want do this stuff, create your own ServiceProvider and update your config there, or do it right in the boot method of your existing AppServiceProvider.