Laravel dynamic dependent dropdown

Laravel ajax dynamic dependent dropdown list. In this post, I will show you how to create dynamic subcategories dependent dropdown list on selected category dropdown using jQuery in laravel.

Ajax Dynamic Dependent Dropdown In Laravel

Follow the below simple and easy steps to create an ajax dynamic dependent dropdown using jQuery in laravel app:

  1. Step 1: Install Laravel New App
  2. Step 2: Add Database Details
  3. Step 3: Create Model and Migration
  4. Step 4: Add Routes
  5. Step 5: Create Controllers By Artisan
  6. Step 6: Create Blade Views
  7. Step 7: Run Development Server

Step 1: Install Laravel New App

First of all, Open your terminal and run the following command to download or install laravel fresh new setup:

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel blog

Step 2: Add Database Details

After that, open “.env” file and update the database name, username, and password in the env file:


Step 3: Create Modal and Migration

In this step, you need to create category table migration and create a category Modal by using the following command:

php artisan make:model Category -m

Navigate database/migrations/ and open create_categorys_table.php file. Then update the following code into this file:

use Illuminate\Database\Migrations\Migration;
use Illuminate\Database\Schema\Blueprint;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Schema;
class CreateCategoriesTable extends Migration
     * Run the migrations.
     * @return void
    public function up()
        Schema::create('categories', function (Blueprint $table) {
     * Reverse the migrations.
     * @return void
    public function down()

Now run the following command

php artisan migrate 

Next navigate to app and open Category.php model file. Then update the following code into your app/Category.php file as follow:

namespace App;
use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;
class Category extends Model
    protected $guarded = [];
    public function subcategories(){
        return $this->hasMany('App\Category', 'parent_id');

Step 4: Add Routes

Next step, Navigate to “routes/web.php” file and add the following routes to your web.php file:

Route::get('cat', '[email protected]'); 
Route::post('subcat', '[email protected]');

Step 5: Create Controllers by Artisan

Next step, open your terminal and run the following command:

php artisan make:controller CategoryController 

This command will create CategoryController by the artisan command.

Next, Navigate to app/http/controller and open CategoryController.php.Then update the following methods into your controller file:

namespace App\Http\Controllers;
use App\Category;
use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Route;
class CategoryController extends Controller
    public function index(Request $request)
      $categoris = Category::where('parent_id',0)->get();
      return view('category',["categoris" => $categoris]);
    public function subCat(Request $request)
        $parent_id = $request->cat_id;
        $subcategories = Category::where('id',$parent_id)
        return response()->json([
            'subcategories' => $subcategories

Step 6: Create Blade Views

In this step, you need to create one blade views file for rendering data on it. So navigate to resources/views folder and create the blade view as following:

Create first file name category.blade.php and update the following code into it:

<html lang="{{ app()->getLocale() }}">
        <meta charset="utf-8">
        <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
        <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
        <title>Laravel, jquery ajax categories and subcategories, select dropdown</title>
        <script src=""></script>
        <link href="" rel="stylesheet">
        <meta name="csrf-token" content="{{ csrf_token() }}" />
        <div class="container" style="margin-top: 50px; margin-left: 300px">
            <div class="row">
                <div class="col-lg-6">
                    <form action="">
                        <select class="browser-default custom-select" name="category" id="category">
                            <option selected>Select category</option>
                            @foreach ($categoris as $item)
                            <option value="{{ $item->id }}">{{ $item->name }}</option>
                        <select class="browser-default custom-select" name="subcategory" id="subcategory">
        <script type="text/javascript">
                headers: {
                    'X-CSRF-TOKEN': $('meta[name="csrf-token"]').attr('content')
            $(document).ready(function () {
                $('#category').on('change',function(e) {
                 var cat_id =;
                       url:"{{ route('subcat') }}",
                       data: {
                           cat_id: cat_id
                       success:function (data) {
                            $('#subcategory').append('<option value="''">''</option>');

Step 7: Run Development Server

In this step, use the following php artisan serve command to start your server locally:

php artisan serve

Hope it helps!

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