Laravel Eloquent Filter Tutorial for Beginners

This simple package helps you filter Eloquent data using query filters.     


Run the following command:

composer require nahidulhasan/eloquent-filter 

Getting started

Use the trait NahidulHasan\EloquentFilter\Filterable in your eloquent model.

Create a new class by extending the class NahidulHasan\EloquentFilter\QueryFilters and define your custom filters as methods with one argument. Where function names are the filter argument name and the arguments are the value.

Let's assume you want to allow to filter articles data. Please see the following code.

namespace App\Models;  

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;
use NahidulHasan\EloquentFilter\Filterable;

class Article extends Model
use Filterable;


  • The attributes that are mass assignable.
  • @var array
    protected $fillable = [ ‘title’, ‘body’ ];

Create ArticleFilter class extending QueryFilters.

namespace App\Filters;

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Builder;
use NahidulHasan\EloquentFilter\QueryFilters;

class ArticleFilters extends QueryFilters


  • Filter by Title.
  • @param $title
  • @return Builder
  • @internal param $name
  • @internal param string $level
    public function title($title) {
    return $this->builder->where(‘title’, ‘like’, ‘%’ .$title.‘%’);

With this class we can use the http query string : title=article_name or any combination of these filters. It is up to you to define if you will use AND wheres or OR.

Now in the controller you can apply these filters like as described in below :

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use App\Filters\ArticleFilters;
use App\Models\Article;
use Illuminate\Http\Request;


  • Class ArticleController
  • @package App\Http\Controllers
    class ArticleController extends Controller
  • Display a listing of the resource.
  • @param ArticleFilters $filters
  • @return \Illuminate\Http\Response
  • @internal param Request $request
    public function index(ArticleFilters $filters)
    $articles = Article::filter($filters)->paginate(5);
    return view(‘articles.index’,compact(‘articles’)) ->with(‘i’, (request()->input(‘page’, 1) - 1) * 5);

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