How to Create Custom Helper File in laravel 8?

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How to Create Custom Helper File in laravel 8?

Hello Dev’s, Now in this example, we will know about how to get create custom hepler function in laravel 8 application. Now in our laravel 8 project some functions and have some repeating code, so at that time we need to create some helper functions that we can help to easy way and every time we do not need to write more code and very flexible, on that way we can easily modify that code.Here we know about How to Create Custom Helper File in laravel 8.

Now we can add a new custom helper function in our project. we can follow this step.

Step 1: Create helpers.php File

In this step, you need to create app/helpers.php in your laravel project and put the following code in that file.

app/helpers.php

<?php
  
    function changeDateFormate($date,$date_format){
        return \Carbon\Carbon::createFromFormat('Y-m-d', $date)->format($date_format);    
    }
   
    function productImagePath($image_name)
    {
        return public_path('images/products/'.$image_name);
    }

Step 2: Add File Path In composer.json File

Now In this step, we have to put path of helpers file,so need basically open composer.json file and put following code in that file.

composer.json

"autoload": {
        "classmap": [
            ...
        ],
        "psr-4": {
            "App\\": "app/"
        },
        "files": [
            "app/helpers.php"
        ]
    },

Step 3: Run Command

Now this is our the last step, we should just run following command:

composer dump-autoload

Ok that’s good, now at last we can use our custom helper functions like changeDateFormate() and productImagePath(), i am going to give you a short example of how to use custom helper functions.

Example 1

$imageName = 'example.png';
   $fullpath = productImagePath($imageName);
   print_r($fullpath);

Example 2

{{ changeDateFormate(date('Y-m-d'),'m/d/Y')  }}

Read Also: Laravel 8 Full Calendar Tutorial

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