The Customer Model

Creating Customers

Just go the plain old Laravel way:

use Konekt\Customer\Models\Customer;
use Konekt\Customer\Models\CustomerType;

$johnDoe = Customer::create([
    'firstname' => 'John',
    'lastname'  => 'Doe',
    'type'      => CustomerType::INDIVIDUAL

echo $johnDoe->getName();
// John Doe
// bool(true)
// bool(false)

$acmeInc = Customer::create([
   'company_name' => 'Acme Inc.',
   'type'      => CustomerType::ORGANIZATION

echo $acmeInc->getName();
// Acme Inc.
// bool(false)
// bool(true)


Name Type Notes
id autoinc
type CustomerType enum
email string
phone string(22)
firstname string
lastname string
company_name string
tax_nr string(17) Tax/VAT Identification Number
registration_nr Company/Trade Registration Number
is_active bool true by default
last_purchase_at DateTime nullable

Extending & Customizing

Create your extended model class:

// app/Customer.php
class Customer extends Konekt\Customer\Models\Customer
    public function getName()
        if ($this->type->isRobot()) {
            return 'Robot ' . $this->firstname;

        return parent::getName();        

Register the model with concord:

// app/Providers/AppServiceProvider.php:

use Illuminate\Support\ServiceProvider;
use Konekt\Customer\Contracts\Customer as CustomerContract;

class AppServiceProvider extends ServiceProvider
    public function boot()
            CustomerContract::class, \App\Customer::class

So now any other library using the Konekt Customer module will be aware of your new type and it will be used.

use Konekt\Customer\Models\CustomerProxy;

echo CustomerProxy::modelClass();
// App\Customer

$r2d2 = CustomerProxy::create([
    'firstname' => 'R2D2'
//=> App\Customer {#1062
//       updated_at: "2017-11-26 14:48:48",
//       created_at: "2017-11-26 14:48:48",
//       id: 8,
//       type: "robot",
//       firstname: "R2D2",
//     }

echo $r2d2->getName();
// 'Robot R2D2'

Without Concord

If you're not using Concord and no other module/library depends on this module, just extend Customer with plain OOP and you're good to go.

Regarding the automatic enum mapping refer to the enum-eloquent readme