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Laravel 4 - Eloquent column alias

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I have a web application that is expecting a column name of “sales_order_number” however the actual column name is uppercase “SALES_ORDER_NUMBER”.  I will not be able to change the database so if I can’t do some kind of aliasing I will need to rewrite my webapp to use the new names which will be a pain. Any help would be appreciated.
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by:Ray Paseur
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PHP has the strtoupper() function that can help.  But I don't know how to add a hook or aliasing process to Laravel's SQL queries.

Changing the application might not be as hard as you think.  In most text editors there is a find-in-files function.  You might make a case-sensitive search for sales_order_number to see how many instances of that are in your code.  If the search results look promising, the change might be the fastest way to a solution.

This is often a problem for people moving from Windows to Linux platforms. The rules about case-sensitivity are different.
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/identifier-case-sensitivity.html
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The solution was to setup mutators in the model. even though the column name was in snake case I still had to use camel case for the function name. so SALES_ORDER_NUMBER became SalesOrderNumber. here is an example:

protected function getSalesOrderNumberAttribute($value) { return $this->attributes['SALES_ORDER_NUMBER']; }
protected function setSalesOrderNumberAttribute($value) { $this->attributes['SALES_ORDER_NUMBER'] = (is_null($value) ? '' : $value); }

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I found the answer in the laravel documentation.
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