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Pivot Table with Extra Columns in Laravel


To get data from pivot table:

By default, only the model keys will be present on the pivot object. If your pivot table contains extra attributes, you must specify them when defining the relationship:

return $this->belongsToMany('App\Models\Role')->withPivot('column1', 'column2');


$price = $model->problems()->findOrFail($problem->id, ['phone_problem'])->pivot->price;


Or if you have many records with different price:

$price = $model->problems()->where('phone_problem', $problem->id)->firstOrFail()->pivot->price;


To update data in the pivot you can go NEW WAY:

$model->problems()->sync([$problemId => [ 'price' => $newPrice] ], false); 

Where the 2nd param is set to false meaning that you don't detach all the other related models.

Or, go old way

$model->problems()->updateExistingPivot($problemId, ['price' => $newPrice]);


To delete:



To create new:

When attaching a relationship to a model, you may also pass an array of additional data to be inserted into the intermediate table:


$user->roles()->attach($roleId, ['expires' => $expires]);
$model->problems()->attach($problemId, ['price' => 22]);


For convenience, attach and detach also accept arrays of IDs as input:

$user = App\Models\User::find(1);

$user->roles()->detach([1, 2, 3]);

    1 => ['expires' => $expires],
    2 => ['expires' => $expires],


Example with sync method:

$user->roles()->sync([1 => ['expires' => true], 2, 3]);


Example with save method:

When working with a many-to-many relationship, the save method accepts an array of additional intermediate table attributes as its second argument:

App\Models\User::find(1)->roles()->save($role, ['expires' => $expires]);


Example with update method:

$user = App\Models\User::find(1);

$user->roles()->updateExistingPivot($roleId, ['price' => $price]);

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