toArray() Method | Laravel Collection Example

  • 11-05-2022
  • 1602
  • Laravel 9
  • Haresh Chauhan

In this post, you will learn how to use toArray() function in laravel collection, Laravel provides toArray() function that will convert the collection into simplifying array. Response data convert into a simple array.

The toArray() method that converts massive collection into a plain simple array, if the collection value is an eloquent model, then the model will also be converted to an array.

Example : toArray() | Laravel Collection Example

Here below working example that will help you to understand the array conversion from the collection.

//EXAMPLE 1

    $collection = collect([
            'name' => 'jone','age' => 15
        ])
        ->toArray();

//EXAMPLE 1 OUTPUT

    array:2 [▼
        "name" => "jone"
        "age" => 15
    ]

// ---------------------------------------------------

//EXAMPLE 2

    $collection = collect([
            1,2,3,4
        ])
        ->toArray();

//EXAMPLE 2 OUTPUT

    array:4 [▼
        0 => 1
        1 => 2
        2 => 3
        3 => 4
    ]

// ---------------------------------------------------

//EXAMPLE 3

    $collection = collect([
            collect([1,2,3,4,5]),
            collect([1,2,3,4,5]),
            collect([1,2,3,4,5])
        ])
        ->toArray();

//EXAMPLE 3 OUTPUT

    array:3 [▼
        0 => array:5 [▼
            0 => 1
            1 => 2
            2 => 3
            3 => 4
            4 => 5
        ]
        1 => array:5 [▼
            0 => 1
            1 => 2
            2 => 3
            3 => 4
            4 => 5
        ]
        2 => array:5 [▼
            0 => 1
            1 => 2
            2 => 3
            3 => 4
            4 => 5
        ]
    ]

// ---------------------------------------------------

//EXAMPLE 4

    $collection = collect([
            collect([1,2,3,
                collect([1,2,3])
            ]),
            collect([1,2,3,4,5]),
            collect([1,2,3,4,5])
        ])
        ->toArray();

//EXAMPLE 4 OUTPUT

    array:3 [▼
        0 => array:4 [▼
            0 => 1
            1 => 2
            2 => 3
            3 => array:3 [▼
                0 => 1
                1 => 2
                2 => 3
            ]
        ]
        1 => array:5 [▼
            0 => 1
            1 => 2
            2 => 3
            3 => 4
            4 => 5
        ]
        2 => array:5 [▼
            0 => 1
            1 => 2
            2 => 3
            3 => 4
            4 => 5
        ]
    ]

Above example will help you to convert your collection into php simple array.


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