Laravel - Relationships - Querying Belongs To Relationships

When querying for the children of a "belongs to" relationship, you may manually build the where clause to retrieve the corresponding Eloquent models:

    
    use App\Models\Post;
    
    $posts = Post::where('user_id', $user->id)->get();
	

However, you may find it more convenient to use the whereBelongsTo method, which will automatically determine the proper relationship and foreign key for the given model:

    
    $posts = Post::whereBelongsTo($user)->get();
	

By default, Laravel will determine the relationship associated with the given model based on the class name of the model; however, you may specify the relationship name manually by providing it as the second argument to the whereBelongsTo method:

    
    $posts = Post::whereBelongsTo($user, 'author')->get();