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Sometimes we need to fetch only limited relationship data in laravel application. But the problem is, we can not do it with default laravel relationship system. So we need to customize our query or we can use packages. Using staudenmeir/eloquent-eager-limit package, we can easily do laravel limit relationship results.

So in this laravel eloquent with relationship limit tutorial, I will discuss how to limit relationship result in laravel using this staudenmeir/eloquent-eager-limit package. So let's see the example code and steps of laravel limit relationship results tutorial.


First of all, we need to install this staudenmeir/eloquent-eager-limit package. So run the below command to install this package:

composer require staudenmeir/eloquent-eager-limit


Now update the Post model like that. Assume we have a Comment model and there is a relationship between post and comment. Note that we have to use the HasEagerLimit trait in the Post model.



namespace App\Models;

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;
use Staudenmeir\EloquentEagerLimit\HasEagerLimit;
use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Relations\HasMany;
use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Factories\HasFactory;

class Post extends Model
    use HasFactory, HasEagerLimit;

    protected $guarded = [];
    public function comments() : HasMany
        return $this->hasMany(Comment::class)->latest()->limit(3);


Now just call it from the controller like:



namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use App\Models\Post;

class TutorialController extends Controller
     * Tutorial from LARAVELIA
    public function index()
        return Post::with('comments')->get();


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In this laravel limit relationship results tutorial,  I have tried my best to let you know laravel eloquent with relationship limit. Hope now after completing this how to limit relationship result in laravel tutorial, you will know laravel eloquent limit relationship result.