How to create custom Laravel Helper Functions

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Laravel Helpers are global functions that you can utilize to simplify and speed up the development task. Laravel provides many in-built helper functions that you can use in your project.

You can define your own custom helper functions if you want. In this tutorial, we are going to create a custom helper function, so let’s get started. 

Step 1: Create Custom Helper 

First, create a Helpers directory into app directory and create Helper.php file like this app/Helpers/helpers.php

<?php

  function random_code() {

   return rand(1111, 9999); 

 }

Step 2: Load Custom Helper

To load the helper.php file in the composer.json file, add the following code: 

“autoload”: { 

       “files”: [ 

           “app/Helper/Helper.php” 

       ],

 },

After adding the code, run the command: composer dump-autoload

This command recompiles loads of files. 

Step 3: Use Custom Helper 

You can use your custom helper function in your controller and views like this:

$code = random_code(); 

print_r($code); 

Conclusion

Laravel Helper Functions are the most efficient way to simplify your project’s code. Follow this tutorial to create custom helper functions for every complex programming task of your project. If you have any questions, comment down below and share this article with your friends and social media followers. 

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