juststeveking/companies-house-laravel

A Laravel wrapper to get companies house information and validate company numbers

2.0.4 2021-09-14 09:47 UTC

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A Laravel wrapper to get companies house information and validate company numbers.

Installation

You can install the package via composer:

composer require juststeveking/companies-house-laravel

You can publish the config file with:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="JustSteveKing\CompaniesHouse\CompaniesHouseServiceProvider" --tag="config"

This is the contents of the published config file:

return [
    'api' => [
        'key' => env('COMPANIES_HOUSE_KEY', ''),
        'url' => env('COMPANIES_HOUSE_URL', 'https://api.company-information.service.gov.uk'),
        'timeout' => env('COMPANIES_HOUSE_TIMEOUT', 10),
        'retry' => [
            'times' => env('COMPANIES_HOUSE_RETRY_TIMES', null),
            'milliseconds' => env('COMPANIES_HOUSE_RETRY_MILLISECONDS', null),
        ],
    ]
];

Usage

This library is aimed to be easy to use, and slots into Laravel with no issues.

The package will install a Service Provider for you, meaning that all you need to do is resolve the Client from the container, and start using it.

Get A Company Profile

To get a company profile, you can quite simply:

use JustSteveKing\CompaniesHouse\Client;

class CompanyController extends Controler
{
    public function __construct(
        protected Client $service,
    ) {}

    public function __invoke(Request $request)
    {
        $company = $this->service->company(
            companyNumber: $request->get('company_number')
        );
    }
}

Get A Companies Officers

You can get a Collection of Company Officers using the companies number:

use JustSteveKing\CompaniesHouse\Client;

class CompanyOfficersController extends Controler
{
    public function __construct(
        protected Client $service,
    ) {}

    public function __invoke(Request $request)
    {
        $company = $this->service->officers(
            companyNumber: $request->get('company_number')
        );
    }
}

Get a specific Officer from a Company

You can get an Officer from a company using the company number and their appointment ID:

use JustSteveKing\CompaniesHouse\Client;

class CompanyOfficerController extends Controler
{
    public function __construct(
        protected Client $service,
    ) {}

    public function __invoke(Request $request)
    {
        $company = $this->service->officer(
            companyNumber: $request->get('company_number'),
            appointmentId: $request->get('appointment_id'),
        );
    }
}

Searching

There are a few options when it comes to searching, you can search for:

  • companies
  • officers
  • disqualified officers
  • search all

Searching for Companies

This will return a SearchCollection

use JustSteveKing\CompaniesHouse\Client;

class CompanySearchController extends Controler
{
    public function __construct(
        protected Client $service,
    ) {}

    public function __invoke(Request $request)
    {
        $results = $this->service->searchCompany(
            query: $request->get('query'),
            perPage: 25, //optional
            startIndex: 0, //optional
        );
    }
}

Searching for Officers

This will return a SearchCollection

use JustSteveKing\CompaniesHouse\Client;

class OfficersSearchController extends Controler
{
    public function __construct(
        protected Client $service,
    ) {}

    public function __invoke(Request $request)
    {
        $results = $this->service->searchOfficers(
            query: $request->get('query'),
            perPage: 25, //optional
            startIndex: 0, //optional
        );
    }
}

Searching everything

This will return a SearchCollection

use JustSteveKing\CompaniesHouse\Client;

class SearchController extends Controler
{
    public function __construct(
        protected Client $service,
    ) {}

    public function __invoke(Request $request)
    {
        $results = $this->service->search(
            query: $request->get('query'),
            perPage: 25, //optional
            startIndex: 0, //optional
        );
    }
}

Validation

Using the validation inline:

$this->validate($request, [
    'company_number' => [
        'required',
        'string',
        Rule::companyNumber()
    ]
]);

Testing

To understand how to use this part please follow the Laravel documentation for Testing the Http Client

Run the unit tests:

composer test

Changelog

Please see CHANGELOG for more information on what has changed recently.

Contributing

Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.

Security

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

Credits

License

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