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PHP Laravel 4 Basics Laravel and Databases Eloquent ORM

issues with the Eloquent Chapter

getting and error when i insert this code


class TodoListController extends \BaseController {

public function index()
    $contact = TodoList::all();
    return View::make('todos.index')->with('contact', $contact);

my table is "contact" and i get error on running this...what could be the problem

2 Answers

no worries on it again.....what wasn't mentioned in this lesson is that laravel use Plural naming for table so even when you use a singular naming it automatically adds a "S" in your table name so in order to solve this its either you use a Plural naming convention for your table or you Over-write the Plural table naming in larval

Andrew Shook
Andrew Shook
31,709 Points

Could you please post the TodoList model code. I'm guessing you need to change the model's table property to contact.

 protected $table = 'contacts';

By convention, Laravel models look for a plural from of there models name. I.e The User model will look in the "users" table. You can override that by telling the model to use a specific table.