Call Model method from another Model in Codeigniter

  • In CodeIgniter, the Model is used for the Database manipulation – fetch, insert, update, and delete records.
  • If within the project there are multiple Models are available then it may require to perform the action during a Model which is already created in another Model.
  • In this case, you’ll either create a separate function to perform an equivalent action or use the already available method within the Model.
  • It is possible to reuse the method in the Model from another Model.
  • Models are loaded within the Model as same as loaded within the Controller using $this->load->model().
  • Create Three Models and call 1st and 2nd Model methods from the 3rd Model.

1.Configuration

Default controller

Open application/config/routes.php and edit default_controller value to User.

$route[‘default_controller’] = ‘User’;

2.Model 1 : Call Model method from another Model

Create a new Model_1.php file in application/models/ directory.

Create two methods –

  1. fun1()
  2. fun2()

 which returns string text.

Code

<?php if ( ! defined('BASEPATH')) exit('No direct script access allowed');

Class Model_1 extends CI_Model {

public function fun1(){
return "Model_1 fun1";
}

public function fun2(){
return "Model_1 fun2";
}

}

3.Model 2 : Call Model method from another Model

Create a new Model_2.php file in application/models/ directory.

Create two methods –

  1. fun1()
  2. fun2()

 which returns string text.

Code

<?php if ( ! defined('BASEPATH')) exit('No direct script access allowed');

Class Model_2 extends CI_Model {

public function fun1(){
return "Model_2 fun1";
}

public function fun2(){
return "Model_2 fun2";
}

}

4.Model 3 : Call Model method from another Model

Create a new Model_3.php file in application/models/ directory.

In this Model, I loaded 2 Models – Model_1 and Model_2 and access their methods.

  • Syntax – Load and Access Model

$this->load->model(‘Model_name’); // Load Model

$this->Model_name->method_name(); // Access Method

  • Load Models –

__construct – Load Model_1 and Model_2 using $this->load->model().

  • Access Two methods –

fun1 – Call fun1() method of Model_1 $this->Model_1->fun1() and assign response in $response Array. Similarly call fun1() method of Model_2 $this->Model_2->fun1() and assign to $response Array.

Return $response.

  • Access Single method –

fun2 – Call fun2() method of Model_2 $this->Model_2->fun2() and assign response in $response Array

Return $response.

Code

<?php if ( ! defined('BASEPATH')) exit('No direct script access allowed');

Class Model_3 extends CI_Model {

public function __construct() {
parent::__construct();

// Load Models - Model_1 and Model_2
$this->load->model('Model_1');
$this->load->model('Model_2');
}

public function fun1(){

// Access Two model methods and assing response to Array
$response[] = $this->Model_1->fun1();
$response[] = $this->Model_2->fun1();

$response[] = "Model_3 fun1";

return $response;
}

public function fun2(){

// Access single Model method and assign response to Array
$response[] = $this->Model_2->fun2();

$response[] = "Model_3 fun2";
return $response;
}

}

5.Controller

  • Create a new User.php file in application/controllers/ directory.
  • Load Model_3 Model and call fun1() and fun2() methods.
  • Print the response.

Code

<?php
defined('BASEPATH') OR exit('No direct script access allowed');

class User extends CI_Controller {

public function __construct(){

parent::__construct();

// Load model
$this->load->model('Model_3');
}

public function index(){

// Call fun1() method of Model_3
$response1 = $this->Model_3->fun1();
echo "<pre>";
print_r($response1);
echo "</pre>";

// Call fun2() method of Model_3
$response2 = $this->Model_3->fun2();
echo "<pre>";
print_r($response2);
echo "</pre>";

}

}

6.Output

It gives the following output –

Call Model method from another Model in Codeigniter

Conclusion

Use $this->load->model() method to load the Model and access methods same as accessed from the Controller.

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