Modification of database outputs from model and passing to view laravel 5.2

By : Anik
Source: Stackoverflow.com
Question!

my RESTapi is outputting following json string

{"chat":[{"id":100,"chat_id":38,"created_at":"2016-09-07 08:48:17","updated_at":"2016-09-07 08:48:17","messageContent":"Hi there","sender":"client"},{"id":101,"chat_id":38,"created_at":"2016-09-07 08:48:29","updated_at":"2016-09-07 08:48:29","messageContent":"hello sir","sender":"admin"},{"id":102,"chat_id":38,"created_at":"2016-09-07 09:14:24","updated_at":"2016-09-07 09:14:24","messageContent":"test","sender":"client"},{"id":103,"chat_id":38,"created_at":"2016-09-07 09:16:06","updated_at":"2016-09-07 09:16:06","messageContent":"test","sender":"client"}],"currentChatId":38,"senderName":"Client name"}

Notice the sender column. These are all coming from db. Now I am writing an algorithm which checks this and finds the sender name to the view instead of just sender type.

I am having problem regarding this..any suggestion?

Here is the controller function

    public function getAllChat(Request $request)
{
    // $chatList = chatMessage::where();
    $clientId = $request->session()->get('userId');

    //current chat id7
    $currentChatId = $request->session()->get('currentChatId');
    //find who sent it admin/client
    $chatMessageList = chatMessage::where('chat_id',$currentChatId)->get();
    //sender
    foreach($chatMessageList as $cht)
    {
        //find out sender
        $sender = $cht->sender;
        if($sender=="client")
        {
            $chtP = chatParticipants::find($currentChatId)->first();
            $clientId = $chtP->client_id;
            //find client name
            $client = Client::find($clientId);
            $ch->sender = $client->name;



        }
        elseif($sender=="admin")
        {
            $chtP = chatParticipants::find($currentChatId)->first();
            $adminId = $chtP->admin_id;
            //find client name
            $admin = Admin::find($clientId);
            $name = $admin->name;
            $ch->sender = $admin->name;
        }
    }

    return response()->json([
        "chat"=> $chatMessageList,
        "currentChatId" => $currentChatId,
        "senderName"=>$name
        ]);
}

Error : Creating default object from empty value empty value

By : Anik


Answers

It was a typo. $cht->sender=$name;

instead of $ch->sender=$name;

By : Anik


You don't have $ch variable defined anywhere - I guess you wanted to use $cht variable instead.

Replace

$ch->sender = $client->name;

with

$cht->sender = $client->name;

and

$ch->sender = $admin->name;

with

$cht->sender = $admin->name;


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