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Transform Data Before Saving: Mutator or Observer

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Hi, what you think about prepareForValidation method to transform data?

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Yes, it exists, but personally it didn't stick with me, too "hidden" place to transform data. But if it works well for you, good!

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I dunno if it's all that hidden. It's documented; https://laravel.com/docs/10.x/validation#preparing-input-for-validation

Suppose you have a frontend where you have some localization with date formats going on, while inside your backend everything is standardized. Then the prepareForValidation seems like a good "first line of defense" for making the incoming data fit your standard format.

On the other hand, if you have dates coming from a lot of different directions in different formats, then I think putting the logic in the model as a "last line of defense" makes more sense. Maybe with some check to sniff what kind of format a given date is in.

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Hello, I have an issue. When I use this with my user model to make first name and last name with single attribute Full name the response is slow. It takes almost 60s for load.

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Rio | ZeroXMK | 鬼神

Is there a mechanism for creating a globally usable mutator? For example, I may want to display calendars and format the dates per a region-specific format, but record all dates in the DB in Y-m-d format. Can we set an application-wide mutator, or must the mutator be set for every model?

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One way would be to use Traits and include that trait in every Model.

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Alonso Ramírez Páez

I don't know if you forget, but if Observer is used, doesn't it need to be registered in EventServiceProvider? 🤔