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Laravel Date Filtering is a package that simplifies date-based filtering for your Laravel Eloquent models. It provides a set of convenient methods to filter records based on various date and time intervals.


You can install the package via Composer:

composer require omar-elnaghy/laradate-filters

then publish config file

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="OmarElnaghy\LaraDateFilters\ServiceProvider"


Date Filtering Methods: Use the provided methods like FilterByDateRange, FilterByDateHoursRange, FilterByDateMinutesRange, etc., to filter records based on your specific criteria.

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;
use OmarElnaghy\LaraDateFilters\Traits\Builder\PackageBuilder;

class YourModel extends Model
    public function newEloquentBuilder($query)
        return new PackageBuilder($query);


Date Range Filtering: You can filter records based on a specified date range, including records created “after” or “before” a certain date and time.

$startDate = Carbon::parse('2023-9-03');
$range = \OmarElnaghy\LaraDateFilters\Enums\DateRange::INCLUSIVE;
$direction = 'after';                                                                                     
$results = Post::filterByDateRange(2,'day',$startDate, $direction, $range)->get();    

Flexible Time Units: You can filter records using various time units, such as seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, or months.

    $results = Post::filterByDateRange(2,'day',$startDate, $direction, $range)->get();      
    $results = Post::filterByDateRange(2,'week',$startDate, $direction, $range)->get();      
    $results = Post::filterByDateRange(2,'hour',$startDate, $direction, $range)->get();  

Inclusive or Exclusive Ranges:
You can choose whether the date range should be inclusive or exclusive, allowing you to fine-tune your query results.

$range = \OmarElnaghy\LaraDateFilters\Enums\DateRange::INCLUSIVE;
$range = \OmarElnaghy\LaraDateFilters\Enums\DateRange::EXCLUSIVE;

The key feature

The key feature of this trait is its ability to catch and handle dynamic date filtering methods based on a simple naming convention, making it incredibly convenient and powerful for developers:

Dynamic Date Filtering Magic

Unleash the magic of dynamic date filtering with our BuilderTrait! No more writing tedious, repetitive date filtering methods. With this trait, you can create date filters on the fly by simply following a naming convention.

    $results = Post::filterByDateSecondsRange(2,$startDate, $direction, $range)->get();

    $results = Post::filterByDateMinutesRange(2,$startDate, $direction, $range)->get();

    $results = Post::filterByDateHoursRange(2,$startDate, $direction, $range)->get();

    $results = Post::filterByDateDaysRange(2,$startDate, $direction, $range)->get();

    $results = Post::filterByDateWeeksRange(2,$startDate, $direction, $range)->get();

    $results = Post::filterByDateMonthsRange(2,$startDate, $direction, $range)->get();

Effortless Date Filtering

Imagine you want to filter records by date, but you don’t want to write separate methods for every possible duration—seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and more. Our BuilderTrait has you covered. Just name your method following the pattern “filterByDateXRange,” and voila! X can be any duration, and the trait will handle the rest.

// [Duration] is a number referring to the number of [Date Unit] you want to search in          
return Post::filterByDate(Duration)(Date Unit)Range($startDate, $direction, $range)->get();


1 - Filter by Custom duration and date unit (second,minutes,hours,..)

$startDate = Carbon::parse('2023-09-03');
$range = \OmarElnaghy\LaraDateFilters\Enums\DateRange::INCLUSIVE;
$direction = 'after';

return Post::filterByDate5DayRange($startDate, $direction, $range)->get();

return Post::filterByDate6WeekRange($startDate, $direction, $range)->get();

return Post::filterByDate7MonthRange($startDate, $direction, $range)->get();

For more details visit GitHub.

Closing Notes

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Published at : 26-09-2023

Author : Rizwan Aslam
Rizwan Aslam

I am a highly results-driven professional with 12+ years of collective experience in the grounds of web application development especially in laravel, native android application development in java, and desktop application development in the dot net framework. Now managing a team of expert developers at Codebrisk.

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