Laravel is a popular PHP framework known for its simplicity and elegance. It provides various features to help developers in their day-to-day work, including a simple and effective way to get the latest inserted ID in a database table.
After inserting data into the table, we need to retrieve that row’s id for upcoming tasks like sending a JSON response or inserting more data to other tables which is related to the inserted row.
Here are several ways to get the ID depending on which method you use to insert data:
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Using Eloquent Model
Laravel’s Eloquent model provides a simple way to insert data into the database and retrieve the latest inserted ID. The
create() method of the model inserts data into the database and returns the instance of the model with the latest inserted ID.
save() method can be used the same.
//use create() $product = Product::create([ 'name' => 'Smasung Galaxy S23', 'price' => '1000.00', ]); $id = $product->id; // $order = Order::create(['document' => 'Invoice/2022/12']); $id = $order->value('id'); //use save() $data = new Invoice; $data->document = 'Invoice/2020/07'; $data->save(); $id = $data->id;
Using Query Builder
Laravel’s Query Builder provides a simple way to insert data into the database and retrieve the latest inserted ID. The
insertGetId() method of the Query Builder inserts data into the database and returns the latest inserted ID.
$id = DB::table('invoices')->insertGetId([ 'document' => 'Invoice/2020/07' ]);