Model Relationships

Blueprint also allows you to define many of the relationships available within Laravel, including: belongsTo, hasOne, hasMany, and belongsToMany.

In fact, the belongsTo relationship is automatically generated for any column defined with the id column type.

To define one of the additional relationships, you may add a relationships section to your model definition. Within this section, you specify the relationship type followed by a comma separated list of model names.

For example, the following definition adds some common relationships to a Post model:

models:
  Post:
    title: string:400
    published_at: timestamp nullable
    relationships:
      hasMany: Comment
      belongsToMany: Media, Site

While you may specify the relationships anywhere within the model section, Blueprint recommends doing so at the bottom.

For each of these relationships, Blueprint will add the respective Eloquent relationship method within the generated model class. In addition, Blueprint will automatically generate the "pivot table" migration for any belongsToMany relationship.