Imagine you want to define some variables that can be accessed from anywhere in your laravel project. To achieve that, the best way will be to take advantage of laravel’s configuration file.
Creating a Configuration File
First, you need to create a file inside the
config folder at the root of the laravel project –
config/global.php. Inside the file, you need to return an array.
$my_config = array(); return $my_config;
Once you have the configuration file ready, you can then define your global variables as key-value pairs inside the array. Remember, The array can also be multi-dimensional.
$my_config = array( 'site_name' => "WickeDev", 'site_desc' => "A blog for developers", 'contact' => array ( 'email' => 'firstname.lastname@example.org', 'phone' => '+1-906-123-4567', ) ); return $my_config;
Now, you can access the variables using “dot” syntax, including the configuration file name without the extension –
php. You can do it in 2 ways.
1. Using the “Config” facade
Laravel has a built-in facade called
Config. You can use the facade’s static
get() method to access the variables like below.
$site_name = Config::get('global.site_name'); $email = Config::get('global.contact.email');
2. Using the “config()” function
config() function works like the
Config facade, just like below.
$site_name = config('global.site_name'); $email = config('global.contact.email');