Eloquent Data Source

You may use Laravel's Eloquent Model as data source for your dataTables. You can look at Yajra\Datatables\Enginges\EloquentEngine class which handles the conversion of your Eloquent Model into a readbale DataTable API response.

Eloquent via Factory

use Datatables;

Route::get('user-data', function() {
    $model = App\User::query();

    return Datatables::of($model)->make(true);
});

Eloquent via Facade

use Datatables;

Route::get('user-data', function() {
    $model = App\User::query();

    return Datatables::eloquent($model)->make(true);
});

Eloquent via Dependency Injection

use Yajra\Datatables\Datatables;

Route::get('user-data', function(Datatables $datatables) {
    $model = App\User::query();

    return $datatables->eloquent($model)->make(true);
});

Eloquent via IoC

Route::get('user-data', function() {
    $model = App\User::query();

    return app('datatables')->eloquent($model)->make(true);
});