# pad()

The pad method will fill the array with the given value until the array reaches the specified size. This method behaves like the array_pad (opens new window) PHP function.

To pad to the left, you should specify a negative size. No padding will take place if the absolute value of the given size is less than or equal to the length of the array:

const collection = collect(['A', 'B', 'C']);

let filtered = collection.pad(5, 0);


// ['A', 'B', 'C', 0, 0]

filtered = collection.pad(-5, 0);


// [0, 0, 'A', 'B', 'C']

View source on GitHub (opens new window)