lesichkovm/laravel-advanced-model

Advanced model class for Laravel

v1.9.0 2022-05-04 07:09 UTC

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Last update: 2022-06-04 07:16:55 UTC


README

An advanced model for Laravel. Has out-of-the-box support for SnakeCase (Laravel's default), as well as for CamelCase field names, and enhanced primary key support - human friendly date based unique IDs, and UUIDs.

Background

  1. Snake case (snake_case) advanced model. This is the default Laravel's model. This model uses the foillowing fields:
id - Identity field
created_at - When was the record created
updated_at - When was the record last modified
deleted_at - When was the record deleted (soft delete)
  1. Camel case (CamelCase). Camel case is more readable and a bit shorter than snake case (more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camel_case). This model changes the default Laravel names to:
Id - Identity field
CreatedAt - When was the record created
UpdatedAt - When was the record last modified
DeletedAt - When was the record deleted (soft delete)
  1. The default Laravel model uses only incremental primary keys. Though it works for basic use cases, this causes extra effort for deduping records on larger systems. A much better option is to use unique IDs. This class supports UUIDs, as well as more human friendly unique unique IDs (HUID).

Human-friendly Unique IDs (HUIDs)

The Human-friendly unique IDs (HUIDs) are numeric strings consisting of the date and time with a random variable length postfix. The usual length is 20, but can be increased, if more uniqueness is required. Example: 20170715081335698999

The HUIDs are less unique than UUIDs, but have more value for everyday usage:

  • They do provide enough information to uniquely identify a record in 99.99% of the user cases.
  • Being date based provides answer when the record was created.
  • Can be ordered in ascending/descending order as they are numeric
  • Unlike UUIDs are easy for humans to read, especially when separated with dashes
  • Can be further transferred to other numeric bases
{
  "human-readable-form" : "20170715-081335-698999",
  "base10" : "20170715081335698999",
  "base16" : "117ECC67F58A0F637",
  "base32" : "MDC4D43APZUIJ",
  "base36" : "498WXQXN91ET3",
  "base62" : "O225WNTn5DL",
  "base64" : "HVindzOeFOt",
  "base75" : "3hl}S8,t*rO",
  "base100" : "kh7f8dz/Y8",
  "crockford32" : "HFV66FXCA1XHQ"  
}

Installation

  • Using composer
composer require lesichkovm/laravel-advanced-model

Usage

Extend your model classes

  • Using AdvancedSnakeCaseModel
class MyModel extends \AdvancedSnakeCaseModel {
    private $useUniqueId = true;
}
  • Using AdvancedCamelCaseModel
class MyModel extends \AdvancedCamelCaseModel {
    private $useUniqueId = true;
}
  • Human-friendly Unique ID (HUID)
class MyModel extends \AdvancedSnakeCaseModel {
    private $useUniqueId = true;
}
  • Universally Unique ID (UUID)
class MyModel extends \AdvancedSnakeCaseModel {
    private $useUuid = true;
}
  • Autoincrements
class MyModel extends \AdvancedSnakeCaseModel {
    private $incrementing = true;
}

Create Model and Retrieve ID

  • Create snake case model instance and retrieve ID
$instance = new MyModel;
$instance->save();

echo $instance->id;
  • Create new camel case model instance and retrieve ID
$instance = new MyModel;
$instance->save();

echo $instance->Id;

Additional Methods

  • chunks($perChunk)

  • getConnName

  • getTableName

  • trash

  • untrash