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Laravel retrieving records in a random order

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David Carr

Laravel retrieving records in a random order

Retrieving records in a random order is simple with MySQL using the RAND() function but it's not very random ironically especially when dealing with a few records. a better way is to make use of inRandomOrder attribute that Laravel provides for models.

In this example return 3 records in a random order.

$rand = Post::inRandomOrder()->take(3)->get();

 

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