php – How to pass data to view in Laravel?-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

Im passing data to my blade view with return View::make('blog', $posts); and in my blade view I’m trying to run an @foreach ($posts as $post) I end up with an error saying that $posts isn’t defined.

My question is how would the $posts array be called?

How to solve:

You can pass data to the view using the with method.

return View::make('blog')->with('posts', $posts);


It’s probably worth mentioning that as of Laravel 5, passing data to the view is now done like this:

return view("blog", ["posts"=>$posts]);


return view("blog", compact("posts"));

Documentation is available here.


If you want to pass just one variable to view, you may use

In Controller

return view('blog')->withTitle('Laravel Magic method.');

In view

  Post title is {{$title}}.

If you want to pass multiple variables to view, you may use

In Controller

return view('blog')->withTitle('Laravel magic method')->withAuthor('Mister Tandon');

In view

   Post title is {{$title}}.Author Name is {{$author}}


You can also pass an array as the second argument after the view template name, instead of stringing together a bunch of ->with() methods.

return View::make('blog', array('posts' => $posts));

Or, if you’re using PHP 5.4 or better you can use the much nicer “short” array syntax:

return View::make('blog', ['posts' => $posts]);

This is useful if you want to compute the array elsewhere. For instance if you have a bunch of variables that every controller needs to pass to the view, and you want to combine this with an array of variables that is unique to each particular controller (using array_merge, for instance), you might compute $variables (which contains an array!):

return View::make('blog', $variables);

(I did this off the top of my head: let me know if a syntax error slipped in…)



Using With(), This is a best practice

return view('about')->withName('Author Willson')->withJob('Writer');
return View::make('home')->with(compact('about'))
return View::make('home')->with('comments', $comments);


Using compact()

return view(about, compact('post1','post2'));


Using Second Parameters:

return view("about", ["comments"=>$posts]);


use TCG\Voyager\Models\Jobtype;

class FormController extends Controller
public function index()
   $category = Jobtype::all();
   return view('contact', compact('category'));

  • use your model
  • assign it to a variabel
  • pass the object to the view
    Here is an example:



use App\your_model_name;
funtion index()
$post = your_model_name::all();
return view('index')->with('this_will_be_used_as_variable_in_views',$post);


<h1> posts</h1>
@foreach($this_will_be_used_as_variable_in_views as $any_variable)
<p> {{$any_variable->enter_table_field}} </p>
 <p> {{$any_variable->created_at}} </p>

<p> empty </p>

Hope this helps! 🙂


You can pass data to the view using the with method.

return view('greeting', ['name' => 'James']);


You can also do like this

$arr_view_data['var1'] = $value1;
$arr_view_data['var2'] = $value2;
$arr_view_data['var3'] = $value3;

return view('your_viewname_here',$arr_view_data);

And you access this variable to view as $var1,$var2,$var3


You can also write for passing multiple data from your controller to a view

 return \View::make('myHome')


You can also do the same thing in another way,

If you are using PHP 5.5 or latest one then you can do it as follow,


return view(index, compact('data1','data2')); //as many as you want to pass


    You can access {{$data1}}. [if it is variable]

@foreach($data1 as $d1)
        You can access {{$d1}}. [if it is array]

Same way you can access all variable that you have passed in compact function.

Hope it helps 🙂


For example, you have an array with your data.

$array1  =  $data;
$array2 = $data;

From your controller you can pass this variable using compact. You can pass as many array as you want.

return view('data.index',compact('array1','array2'));

Here data is a folder in view and index is the file with extension index.blade.php

In view you can call the arrays like this

@foreach ($array1 as $something)
   // some operation


You can use the following to pass data to view in Laravel:

public function contact($id) {
    return view('contact',compact('id'));


For any one thinking it is really tedious in the case where you have tons of variables to pass to a view or you want the variables to be accessible to many views at the same, here is another way

In the controller, you define the variables you want to pass as global and you attribute the values to these variables.

Example global $variable; $variable = 1;

And now in the view, at the top, simply do

<?php global $variable;?>

Then you can now call your variable from any where in the view for example


hope this helps someone.

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