Conditional Relationship Counts on API Resources

You may conditionally include the count of a relationship in your resource response by using the whenCounted method. By doing so, the attribute is not included if the relationships' count is missing.

public function toArray($request)
{
return [
'id' => $this->id,
'name' => $this->name,
'email' => $this->email,
'posts_count' => $this->whenCounted('posts'),
'created_at' => $this->created_at,
'updated_at' => $this->updated_at,
];
}

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