Laravel Group By Json Column

Laravel Group By JSON Column

In Laravel, you can use the groupBy method to group records based on a JSON column in your database. The groupBy method allows you to group the results of a query by a specific column or expression.

Let’s say you have a table called “users” with a column called “metadata” that stores JSON data. Here’s an example of how you can use the groupBy method:

// Assuming you have a model called "User" for the "users" table
$users = User::groupBy('metadata->country')
            ->select(DB::raw('metadata->country as country, count(*) as count'))

// Loop through the grouped results
foreach ($users as $user) {
    echo $user->country . ': ' . $user->count . '<br>';

In the example above, we are grouping the users by the “country” field from the “metadata” JSON column. We are then selecting the “country” field as “country” and the count of the grouped records as “count”. Finally, we retrieve the results using the get method and iterate over the grouped results to display the country and its corresponding count.

This is just one example of how you can use the groupBy method with a JSON column in Laravel. You can modify the example based on your specific requirements and JSON structure. Remember to adjust the model name and table name according to your application.

Read more

Leave a comment