sajad torkamani

Create a class that implements the CollectionDataProviderInterface like so:

// src/DataProvider/BlogPostCollectionDataProvider.php

namespace App\DataProvider;

use ApiPlatform\Core\DataProvider\ContextAwareCollectionDataProviderInterface;
use ApiPlatform\Core\DataProvider\RestrictedDataProviderInterface;
use App\Entity\BlogPost;

final class BlogPostCollectionDataProvider implements ContextAwareCollectionDataProviderInterface, RestrictedDataProviderInterface
    public function supports(string $resourceClass, string $operationName = null, array $context = []): bool
        return BlogPost::class === $resourceClass;

    public function getCollection(string $resourceClass, string $operationName = null, array $context = []): iterable
        // Retrieve the blog post collection from somewhere
        yield new BlogPost(1);
        yield new BlogPost(2);

The getCollection method must return an array or a Traversable.

The additional RestrictedDataProviderInterface lets you restrict the data provider based on a condition. In this case, we restrict it to the BlogPost resource.

By default, this data provider will be automatically registered with Symfony’s service container.

Here‘s another example of a custom collection data provider.

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