Retrieving configuration values from your config files can be very useful when you want to apply a setting in your application. For example, if you want to get the Timezone from your basic config file.
In this shot, I will teach you how to use the
Config facade to get configuration values from your config directory.
Config facade allows your application to get access to values from all of the files that are in the config directory.
Configfacade to get values
To get values from files in the config directory, we can use the
get() method on the
get() method, we use dot notation to get the value we want. The first parameter is the name of the file name without
.php. We drill down like we are trying to access values from an array until we get the specific value we are looking for.
In our config directory, we create a file called
socialhandele.php, with its content as shown below:
<?php return [ 'facebook' => [ 'url' => 'https://www.facebook.com/scotchdevelopment', 'username' => 'scotchdevelopment' ], 'twitter' => [ 'url' => 'https://twitter.com/scotch_io', 'username' => 'scotch_io' ] ];
To get the Facebook URL from the
socialhandle.php file from the controller, we can use the following code:
$fbUrl = Config::get('socailhandle.facebook.url'); echo $fbUrl;
Notice how we do not add the
.php extension when we call the
We drill down from the
socialhandle file to the
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