Laravel Eloquent, assert that collection contains item

How to assert (in PHPUnit test) that Eloquent collection contains an item?

Something like this:

$expected = factory::create(Item::class)->create();
$eloquentCollection = someData(); // Item::orderBy(...)->...->get();
$this->assertContains($expected, $eloquentCollection);


  • You can use the contains method to assertTrue the test as:


    You may also pass a key / value pair to the contains method, which will determine if the given pair exists in the collection:

    $this->assertTrue($eloquentCollection->contains('id', $expected->id));