Advanced Usage

Custom Drivers

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composer show rawilk/laravel-settings

You can easily extend settings to use your own drivers for storing and retrieving settings, such as using a json or xml file. To do so, you will need to add your driver's configuration in the drivers key in the config/settings.php config file, with the following minimum configuration:

'drivers' => [
    // ... other drivers
    'custom' => [
        'driver' => 'custom',
        // driver specific configuration

{note} Replace custom with your driver name.

You will then need to tell settings about your custom driver in a service provider:

app('SettingsFactory')->extend('custom', fn ($app, $config) => new CustomDriver($config));

// You can also set your custom driver as the default driver here, or in the config/settings.php config file:

Any custom drivers you make must implement the Rawilk\Settings\Contracts\Driver interface. Here is what the interface looks like:

namespace Rawilk\Settings\Contracts;

interface Driver
    public function forget($key);

    public function get(string $key, $default = null);

    public function has($key): bool;

    public function set(string $key, $value = null);

{note} Your custom drivers do not need to handle encryption or caching; the settings service will handle that for you.

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