How to Add Custom env Variables in Laravel?

By Hardik Savani April 9, 2021 Category : Laravel

This article will give you example of laravel custom env variables. this example will help you laravel environment variables. i explained simply about how to add custom env variables in laravel. i would like to share with you add new custom env variables laravel. Let's get started with laravel create new env variable.

Sometime we may require to add new env variable and use it. i will give you two examples of how to adding new env variable and how to use it with laravel 6, laravel 7 and laravel 8 application.

So, let's follow both example:

Example 1: using env() helper

now first add your new variable on env file as like bellow:

.env

...

GOOGLE_API_TOKEN=xxxxxxxx

Use it:

Route::get('helper', function(){

$googleAPIToken = env('GOOGLE_API_TOKEN');

dd($googleAPIToken);

});

Output:

xxxxxxxx

Example 2: using config() helper

now first add your new variable on env file as like bellow:

.env

...

GOOGLE_API_TOKEN=xxxxxxxx

config/google.php

<?php

return [

'api_token' => env('GOOGLE_API_TOKEN', 'your-some-default-value'),

];

Use it:

Route::get('helper', function(){

$googleAPIToken = config('google.api_token');

dd($googleAPIToken);

});

Output:

xxxxxxxx

now you can check your own.

i hope it can help you...

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