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php – How to use Traits – Laravel 5.2

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I’m new to Traits, but I have a lot of code that is repeating in my functions, and I want to use Traits to make the code less messy. I have made a Traits directory in my Http directory with a Trait called BrandsTrait.php. And all it does is call on all Brands. But when I try to call BrandsTrait in my Products Controller, like this:

use App\Http\Traits\BrandsTrait;

class ProductsController extends Controller {

    use BrandsTrait;

    public function addProduct() {

        //$brands = Brand::all();

        $brands = $this->BrandsTrait();

        return view('admin.product.add', compact('brands'));
    }
}

it gives me an error saying Method [BrandsTrait] does not exist. Am I suppose to initialize something, or call it differently?

Here is my BrandsTrait.php

<?php
namespace App\Http\Traits;

use App\Brand;

trait BrandsTrait {
    public function brandsAll() {
        // Get all the brands from the Brands Table.
        Brand::all();
    }
}
How to&Answers:

Think of traits like defining a section of your class in a different place which can be shared by many classes. By placing use BrandsTrait in your class it has that section.

What you want to write is

$brands = $this->brandsAll();

That is the name of the method in your trait.

Also – don’t forget to add a return to your brandsAll method!

Answer:

use App\Http\Traits\BrandsTrait;

class ProductsController extends Controller {

    use BrandsTrait;

    public function addProduct() {

        //$brands = Brand::all();

        $brands = $this->brandsAll();

        return view('admin.product.add', compact('brands'));
    }
}