So I need to create a sort of day-per-day calendar with available times, in order for a user to be able to book a meeting with one doctor from a cabinet of multiple doctors.
I hope that this explanation is not too weird already..
Btw I use Laravel 5.5
Here's an example:
Default Schedule of the cabinet : 9:00 to 19:00
Doctor 1 says that on monday, he'll be only available from 13:00 to 15:00
Doctor 2 says that on monday, he'll be only available from 10:00 to 14:00
When I query the available timeslots :
$ids = Doctor::all()->pluck('id'); $workingSchedules = WorkingSchedule::whereIn('user_id', $ids) ->orderBy('start_date') ->whereDate('start_date', '=', $this->datetime->format('Y-m-d')) ->get();
0 => [ "start_date" => "2017-09-18 10:00:00" "end_date" => "2017-09-18 14:00:00" ] 1 => [ "start_date" => "2017-09-18 13:00:00" "end_date" => "2017-09-18 15:00:00" ]
And if nothing shows up from the Database then I use the default cabinet hours.
Then I use Carbon
diffInMinutes() method to construct an array of 30 minutes timeslots between those date range (that the user can select).
Anyway, for my script to work correcty I need to transform the result I showed you into this:
0 => [ "start_date" => "2017-09-18 10:00:00" "end_date" => "2017-09-18 15:00:00" ]
As I only have two timeslots in this example it might be simple a solution, but I might also get an array of 10 timeslots that overlapse one another..
Can somebody help me find a elegant solution that will cover all possible case ?
Thanks a lot in advance.