Persistent settings package for Laravel
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Persistent settings package for Laravel

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This package allows you to save settings in a more persistent way. You can use the database and/or json file to save your settings. You can also override the Laravel config.

  • Driver support
  • Helper function
  • Blade directive
  • Override config values
  • Custom file, table and columns
  • Auto save
  • Extra columns

Getting Started

1. Install

Run the following command:

composer require akaunting/setting

2. Register (for Laravel < 5.5)

Register the service provider in config/app.php

Akaunting\Setting\Provider::class,

Add alias if you want to use the facade.

'Setting' => Akaunting\Setting\Facade::class,

3. Publish

Publish config file.

php artisan vendor:publish --tag=setting

4. Configure

You can change the options of your app from config/setting.php file

Usage

You can either use the helper method like setting('foo') or the facade Setting::get('foo')

Facade

Setting::get('foo', 'default');
Setting::get('nested.element');
Setting::set('foo', 'bar');
Setting::forget('foo');
$settings = Setting::all();

Helper

setting('foo', 'default');
setting('nested.element');
setting(['foo' => 'bar']);
setting()->forget('foo');
$settings = setting()->all();

You can call the save() method to save the changes.

Auto Save

If you enable the auto_save option in the config file, settings will be saved automatically every time the application shuts down if anything has been changed.

Blade Directive

You can get the settings directly in your blade templates using the helper method or the blade directive like @setting('foo')

JSON Storage

You can modify the path used on run-time using setting()->setPath($path).

Database Storage

If you want to use the database as settings storage then you should run the php artisan migrate. You can modify the table fields from the create_settings_table file in the migrations directory.

Extra Columns

If you want to store settings for multiple users/clients in the same database you can do so by specifying extra columns:

setting()->setExtraColumns(['user_id' => Auth::user()->id]);

where user_id = x will now be added to the database query when settings are retrieved, and when new settings are saved, the user_id will be populated.

If you need more fine-tuned control over which data gets queried, you can use the setConstraint method which takes a closure with two arguments:

  • $query is the query builder instance
  • $insert is a boolean telling you whether the query is an insert or not. If it is an insert, you usually don't need to do anything to $query.
setting()->setConstraint(function($query, $insert) {
	if ($insert) return;
	$query->where(/* ... */);
});

Custom Drivers

This package uses the Laravel Manager class under the hood, so it's easy to add your own storage driver. All you need to do is extend the abstract Driver class, implement the abstract methods and call setting()->extend.

class MyDriver extends Akaunting\Setting\Contracts\Driver
{
	// ...
}

setting()->extend('mystore', function($app) {
	return $app->make('MyStore');
});

Changelog

Please see Releases for more information what has changed recently.

Contributing

Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.

Security

If you discover any security related issues, please email security@akaunting.com instead of using the issue tracker.

Credits

License

The MIT License (MIT). Please see LICENSE for more information.