Squire: Static Eloquent Model Library

Published on by

Squire: Static Eloquent Model Library image

Squire is a library of prebuilt static Eloquent models for common fixture data. It provides information about countries, currencies, airports, and more to your Laravel app, without the use of a third-party API.

Setup is simple – just install the model packages that you need in your app, and you’re ready to go. Squire comes out of the box with queryable Eloquent models, validation rules, and full localization support.

Squire is built upon the principles demonstrated in Caleb Porzio’s Sushi package: all models are served by their own SQLite databases, and cached.

Building a Country Select Input

We’re going to create a country select input using data from Squire. Let’s install the Squire\Models\Country model in English:

composer require squirephp/countries-en

Tip: all Squire models are translatable. Squire can automatically serve the correct data based on your user’s locale. To try it out, also install the squirephp/countries-fr package, and notice how French users will be served in the correct language.

To keep things simple, use Blade to query the Country model and render our select options:

<select name="country">
@foreach (Squire\Models\Country::orderBy('name')->get() as $country)
<option value="{{ $country->id }}">{{ $country->name }} {{ $country->flag }}</option>
@endforeach
</select>

Validate the input to ensure that a valid country has been selected in a controller:

use Squire\Rules\Country;
 
$request->validate([
'country' => ['required', 'string', new Country],
]);

You’re able to use conventional Eloquent relationships between Squire and non-Squire models. Let’s set up a country relationship for the country_id column on the App\Models\User model:

use Squire\Models\Country;
 
public function country()
{
return $this->belongsTo(Country::class);
}

Save the selected country to $user in your controller:

$user->country()->associate($request->country);
 
$user->save();

Rounding Off

Squire has the capability to replace many third-party APIs in your Laravel app, cutting costs and improving performance.

The ecosystem is constantly expanding as new models and translations are submitted and published by the community. If you see anything missing, feel free to open a feature discussion or pull request in the repository, or release your own Squire package.

If you have any questions, feel free to tweet me @danjharrin and I’ll do my best to respond. If you love Squire, sponsoring me on GitHub ensures I can dedicate time to maintaining and improving the package.

Dan Harrin photo

Lead developer at Kirschbaum. Building Filament.

Cube

Laravel Newsletter

Join 40k+ other developers and never miss out on new tips, tutorials, and more.

image
Larafast: Laravel SaaS Starter Kit

Larafast is a Laravel SaaS Starter Kit with ready-to-go features for Payments, Auth, Admin, Blog, SEO, and beautiful themes.

Visit Larafast: Laravel SaaS Starter Kit
Laravel Forge logo

Laravel Forge

Easily create and manage your servers and deploy your Laravel applications in seconds.

Laravel Forge
Tinkerwell logo

Tinkerwell

The must-have code runner for Laravel developers. Tinker with AI, autocompletion and instant feedback on local and production environments.

Tinkerwell
No Compromises logo

No Compromises

Joel and Aaron, the two seasoned devs from the No Compromises podcast, are now available to hire for your Laravel project. ⬧ Flat rate of $7500/mo. ⬧ No lengthy sales process. ⬧ No contracts. ⬧ 100% money back guarantee.

No Compromises
Kirschbaum logo

Kirschbaum

Providing innovation and stability to ensure your web application succeeds.

Kirschbaum
Shift logo

Shift

Running an old Laravel version? Instant, automated Laravel upgrades and code modernization to keep your applications fresh.

Shift
Bacancy logo

Bacancy

Supercharge your project with a seasoned Laravel developer with 4-6 years of experience for just $2500/month. Get 160 hours of dedicated expertise & a risk-free 15-day trial. Schedule a call now!

Bacancy
Lucky Media logo

Lucky Media

Bespoke software solutions built for your business. We ♥ Laravel

Lucky Media
Lunar: Laravel E-Commerce logo

Lunar: Laravel E-Commerce

E-Commerce for Laravel. An open-source package that brings the power of modern headless e-commerce functionality to Laravel.

Lunar: Laravel E-Commerce
LaraJobs logo

LaraJobs

The official Laravel job board

LaraJobs
Larafast: Laravel SaaS Starter Kit logo

Larafast: Laravel SaaS Starter Kit

Larafast is a Laravel SaaS Starter Kit with ready-to-go features for Payments, Auth, Admin, Blog, SEO, and beautiful themes. Available with Vue and Livewire stacks.

Larafast: Laravel SaaS Starter Kit
SaaSykit: Laravel SaaS Starter Kit logo

SaaSykit: Laravel SaaS Starter Kit

SaaSykit is a Laravel SaaS Starter Kit that comes with all features required to run a modern SaaS. Payments, Beautiful Checkout, Admin Panel, User dashboard, Auth, Ready Components, Stats, Blog, Docs and more.

SaaSykit: Laravel SaaS Starter Kit
Rector logo

Rector

Your partner for seamless Laravel upgrades, cutting costs, and accelerating innovation for successful companies

Rector

The latest

View all →
Create a DateTime from a Timestamp With this New Method Coming to PHP 8.4 image

Create a DateTime from a Timestamp With this New Method Coming to PHP 8.4

Read article
Neovim Plugin to for Navigating Laravel and Livewire Components image

Neovim Plugin to for Navigating Laravel and Livewire Components

Read article
Laravel Herd v1.7 is out with updates to the dump UI image

Laravel Herd v1.7 is out with updates to the dump UI

Read article
Share Error Package for Laravel's New Exception Page image

Share Error Package for Laravel's New Exception Page

Read article
Sentry and Laravel announce a new partnership image

Sentry and Laravel announce a new partnership

Read article
"Fast Projects" by Larafast: Real life, ready to use Laravel based Boilerplates image

"Fast Projects" by Larafast: Real life, ready to use Laravel based Boilerplates

Read article