How to get latest record of database table in Laravel?

There are many cases where we need to get only last record of table in our project. We can retrieve the latest record of a table using latest() or orderBy()

Here are several ways to achieve the result depends on what you choose to use for database persistence.

$user = DB::table('users')->latest()->first();
$user = DB::table('users')->orderBy('id', 'DESC')->first();

$user = User::latest()->first();
$user = User::select('id')->where('username', $username)->latest('id')->first();
$user = User::orderBy('created_at', 'desc')->first();

$user = User::all()->last();
$username = User::all()->last()->pluck('username');
$latest_id = User::all()->last()->id;
$latest_id = User::orderBy('id', 'desc')->first()->id;

Don’t use all() method if your table has lots of data.

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