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Laravel framework session


There are two primary ways of working with session data in Laravel:

  1. the global session helper and
  2. via a Request instance.

Storing Data (creating session)

Via a request instance.

$request->session()->put('key', 'value');

Via the global helper.

session(['key' => 'value']);

Pushing To Array Session Values (updating session value)

It is used to push a new value onto a session value that is an array.

$request->session()->push('user.uploadProfilePic', true);

Retrive particular session data

1) Via a Request instance

public function show(Request $request, $id)
{
    $value = $request->session()->get('key');
}
//Specifying a default value...
$value = $request->session()->get('key', 'default');
$value = $request->session()->get('key', function () {
    return 'default';
});

2) Via global session helper

$value = session('key');

// Specifying a default value...
$value = session('key', 'default');

Retrieving All Session Data

$data = $request->session()->all();

Determining If An Item Exists In The Session

$request->session()->has('users')
// Return true if exist and value is not null

$request->session()->exists('users')
//  If value is null use exists() method. 
// Return true if key exists.value doesn't matter here 

Flash Data (temporary session)

store items in the session only for the next request.
$request->session()->flash('status', 'Update successful!');

Retrieving & Deleting An Item

$value = $request->session()->pull('key', 'default');

Deleting Data (removing session)

// Forget a single key...
$request->session()->forget('key');

// Forget multiple keys...
$request->session()->forget(['key1', 'key2']);

// remove all keys...
$request->session()->flush();