If you’re tired of the error “trying to get property of non-object”, you could use an optional helper method in Laravel. Also, if you’re using PHP8+ you could find the better way of dealing with these issues with the nullsafe operator. Here we go:
/* * Checking if the property you're trying to get data from * is NULL or not to prevent the classic error * "trying to get property of non-object" * We could use the "optional" helper method * and with PHP8 and above we can use the nullsafe operator */ // You could do it this way: $assignedUser = $task->assignedTo ? $task->assignedTo->name : NULL; // Or, you could do it that way: $assignedUser = optional($task->assignedTo)->name; // ✅ Now you could do it in PHP8+ using the nullsafe operator $assignedUser = $task->assignedTo?->name;
You can read the official PHP reference on this operator here – https://wiki.php.net/rfc/nullsafe_operator.