Concord internally uses the konekt enum library, so enums are available when using Concord.

Other than what the library provides out of the box, Concord also gives some nice additions to enums.

Registering Enums

Enums provided by modules need to be registered with Concord in order to use its utilities.

Registering can be done in the module/box service provider, by adding the enum class's name to the $enums protected property:

// ModuleServiceProvider.php

namespace App\Modules\Booking\Providers;

use App\Modules\Booking\Models\BedType;
use Konekt\Concord\BaseModuleServiceProvider;

class ModuleServiceProvider extends BaseModuleServiceProvider
    protected $enums = [

Extending Enums

In case you want to extend an enum that was registered by another module these are the steps to do so:

  1. Extend the class
  2. Define new const values
  3. Register your class with Concord for the Enum's interface


// The original enum class in an underlying module:
namespace Vendor\Module\Models;

class OriginalEnum extends \Konekt\Enum\Enum
    const FUBANG = 'fubang';
    const ZDOINK = 'zdoink';
// Extend the class and define new const values
namespace App;

class YourEnum extends \Vendor\Module\Models\OriginalEnum
    const SPLASH  = 'splash';

Register with concord:

class AppServiceProvider extends ServiceProvider
    public function boot()

This way:

  1. all the underlying models using the original enum will use your enum instead
  2. The enum proxy will resolve to your enum class.
use Vendor\Module\Models\OriginalEnumProxy;

echo OriginalEnumProxy::enumClass();
// output: App\YourEnum

$fubang = OriginalEnumProxy::create('fubang');

echo get_class($fubang);
// output: App\YourEnum
echo $fubang->value();
// output: fubang

$splash = OriginalEnumProxy::create('splash');
echo $splash->value();
// output: splash

Enum Proxies

Using this technique you can define the basic variant of your enum in your module and it can be extended later.

Enum Helper Function

It's possible to resolve enums with their short names via the enum() helper function.

It's mainly useful in blade or other templates that you don't want to mess up with long, fully qualified classnames:

    @foreach(enum('bed_type')->choices as $key => $value)
    <option value="{{ $key }}">{{ $value }}</option>

It's also possible to provide the value of the enum:

$male = enum('gender', 'm');

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