How to get last inserted id in Codeigniter?

By Hardik Savani | February 28, 2017 | | 495 Viewer | Category : MySql Codeigniter

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Sometimes, we require to get last insert record id from database in controller, so in this example we will learn how to get last inserted row id in Codeigniter 3 project.

It's very often need to get last insert id in programming field, if you are working on Codeigniter framework and you want to fetch last created id, i mean max id, then you do easily.Codeigniter provide method insert_id() to get last inserted id.

insert_id() is function of "db" library. db library provides several function for connecting database task. insert_id() will return id of last inserted record. So here i give controller method so you can understand how it is working.

Controller Method

function add_item(){

$input = ['name'=>'Test', 'description'=>'This is Test'];

$this->db->insert('items', $input);

$insertId = $this->db->insert_id();

return $insertId;


As above example you can get simply last inserted row id using "insert_id()", So let's use this way.

I hope it can help you...

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