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Version: 10.x


Definition & Principles

Read Porto SAP Documentation (#Controllers).


  • All API Controller MUST extend from App\Ship\Parents\Controllers\ApiController.
  • All Web Controller MUST extend from App\Ship\Parents\Controllers\WebController.
  • Controllers should only call the the run method of Actions.
  • Controllers should pass the Request object to the Action instead of passing data from the request.

Folder Structure

 - app
- Containers
- {section-name}
- {container-name}
- UI
- Controllers
- Controller.php
- Controllers
- Controller.php

Code Sample

Web Controller

class Controller extends WebController
public function sayWelcome()
return view('welcome');

API Controller

class Controller extends ApiController
public function registerUser(RegisterUserRequest $request)
$user = app(RegisterUserAction::class)->run($request);
return $this->transform($user, UserTransformer::class);

In case you want to handle the same Action differently based on the UI type (e.g. API, Web, CLI) you can set the UI on Action with setUI() method.


and get the UI in your Action with getUI() method.


Usage from Routes Endpoint

Route::post('login', [Controller::class, 'loginUser']);

Controller response builder helper functions

Many helper function are there to help you build your response faster, those helpers exist in the vendor/apiato/core/Traits/ResponseTrait.php.

Some functions

transform This is the most useful function which you will be using in most cases.

  • First required parameter accepts data as object or Collection of objects.
  • Second required parameter is the transformer object
  • Third optional parameter take the includes that should be returned by the response, ($availableIncludes and $defaultIncludes in the transformer class).
  • Fourth optional parameter accepts metadata to be injected in the response.
// $user is a User Object
return $this->transform($user, UserTransformer::class);

// $orders is a Collection of Order Objects
return $this->transform($orders, OrderTransformer::class, ['products', 'recipients', 'store', 'invoice']);

withMeta This function allows including metadata in the response.

$metaData = ['total_credits', 10000];

return $this->withMeta($metaData)->transform($receipt, ReceiptTransformer::class);

json This function allows passing array data to be represented as json.

return $this->json([
'foo': 'bar'

Other functions

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  • // Some functions might not be documented, so refer to the vendor/apiato/core/Traits/ResponseTrait.php and see the public functions.