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Model relationships


I was wondering if model relationships, using belongsTo, that it only fetches if there is a match

Let's say i pull all comments from the database. Every comment have a post_id

If this post_id retrives a row that dosent existst, it dosent fetch the comment either?


No, model relations only make a request when you call the relation.

$comments  = CommentsModel::find(); // This fetches all your comments
foreach ($comments as $comment) {
    echo $comment->id; // Properties from Comments table
    echo $comment->post->title; // This way you access the posts table, because this comment belongsTo a post.

If the post does not exist it will NOT affect your comments query.

Okay thanks for your answer