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Laravel Eloquent Check Nested Relation Exists

Learn how to check if nested relation exist in Laravel eloquent with has method

Created on Aug 02, 2021


To check if a nested eloquent relationship exists in Laravel, you can use "has()" method available from the model instance. The nested level can go multi-layers deep inside and you can write the code like below.

Laravel Eloquent Check for Nested Relation
Imagine you have a "Post" model that has a "Comments" relation which then has a "Likes" relation, you can do the checking as follows.

Post::has('comments.likes')->get(); // the post has "comments" and "likes"

Do note that the relationship has to be defined as "hasMany".
Post => hasMany Comments
Comment => hasMany Likes

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