Sortable behaviour for Eloquent models
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Sortable behaviour for Eloquent models

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This package provides a trait that adds sortable behaviour to an Eloquent model.

The value of the order column of a new record of a model is determined by the maximum value of the order column of all records of that model + 1.

The package also provides a query scope to fetch all the records in the right order.

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Installation

This package can be installed through Composer.

$ composer require spatie/eloquent-sortable

Usage

To add sortable behaviour to your model you must:
1. specify that the model will conform to Spatie\EloquentSortable\Sortable
2. use the trait Spatie\EloquentSortable\SortableTrait
3. specify which column will be used as the order column

Example

use Spatie\EloquentSortable\Sortable;
use Spatie\EloquentSortable\SortableTrait;

class MyModel extends Eloquent implements Sortable
{

    use SortableTrait;

    public $sortable = [
        'order_column_name' => 'order_column',
        'sort_when_creating' => true,
    ];

    ...
}

If you don't set a value $sortable['order_column_name'] the package will assume that your order column name will be named order_column.

If you don't set a value $sortable['sort_when_creating'] the package will automatically assign the highest order number to a new model;

Assuming that the db-table for MyModel is empty:

$myModel = new MyModel();
$myModel->save(); // order_column for this record will be set to 1

$myModel = new MyModel();
$myModel->save(); // order_column for this record will be set to 2

$myModel = new MyModel();
$myModel->save(); // order_column for this record will be set to 3


//the trait also provides the ordered query scope
$orderedRecords = MyModel::ordered()->get(); 

You can set a new order for all the records using the setNewOrder-method

/**
 * the record for model id 3 will have record_column value 1
 * the record for model id 1 will have record_column value 2
 * the record for model id 2 will have record_column value 3
 */
MyModel::setNewOrder([3,1,2]);

Optionally you can pass the starting order number as the second argument.

/**
 * the record for model id 3 will have record_column value 11
 * the record for model id 1 will have record_column value 12
 * the record for model id 2 will have record_column value 13
 */
MyModel::setNewOrder([3,1,2], 10);

You can also move a model up or down with these methods:

$myModel->moveOrderDown();
$myModel->moveOrderUp();

You can also move a model to the first or last position:

$myModel->moveToStart();
$myModel->moveToEnd();

You can swap the order of two models:

MyModel::swapOrder($myModel, $anotherModel);

Tests

The package contains some integration/smoke tests, set up with Orchestra. The tests can be run via phpunit.

$ vendor/bin/phpunit

Changelog

Please see CHANGELOG for more information what has changed recently.

Contributing

Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.

Security

If you discover any security related issues, please email freek@spatie.be instead of using the issue tracker.

Credits

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About Spatie

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License

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