Eager Loading allows you to retrieve related data in advance, instead of making multiple separate database queries for each related model. This reduces the number of database queries and enhances the performance of your application, especially when working with large datasets or complex relationships.
To use Eager Loading in Laravel, you can leverage the
with() method when retrieving data from your model. Here's an example of how you can use Eager Loading to optimize a query:
$users = User::with('posts')->get();
In this example, we're using Eager Loading to retrieve all users along with their associated posts. Instead of making a separate database query for each user's posts, Laravel will perform a single database query to fetch all posts at once.
By using Eager Loading, you can avoid the N+1 problem, where each parent object (such as a user) results in additional N database queries to fetch its related data (such as posts). This reduces unnecessary load on your database and enhances your application's performance.