Laravel Soft Delete Example

By Hardik Savani | January 10, 2020 | Category : Laravel


In this tutorial, i would like to show you how to use soft delete in laravel. here i will give you example of laravel soft delete. you can use eloquent soft delete in laravel 6, laravel 7 and laravel 8 project.

i will explain you step by step implementation of soft delete in laravel application. we have to use soft delete for safety and backup in laravel.

How work soft delete, laravel add

deleted_at column on the table that be default will be null and when we remove then it will place current timestamp, Laravel Model always fetch that record have only deleted_at = null.

So, how to use in our project, so first when you create table moigration then you have to add softDeletes(). you can see like bellow example of migration.

Migration Example:

use Illuminate\Database\Schema\Blueprint;

use Illuminate\Database\Migrations\Migration;


class CreateItemsTable extends Migration

{

/**

* Run the migrations.

*

* @return void

*/

public function up()

{

Schema::create('items', function(Blueprint $table) {

$table->increments('id');

$table->string('title');

$table->text('description');

$table->softDeletes();

$table->timestamps();

});

}


/**

* Reverse the migrations.

*

* @return void

*/

public function down()

{

Schema::drop("items");

}

}

Ok, now you can find deleted_at column in your items table and you have also model should look like as bellow:

Items Model

namespace App;


use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\SoftDeletes;


class Item extends Model

{

use SoftDeletes;


public $fillable = ['title','description'];


/**

* The attributes that should be mutated to dates.

*

* @var array

*/

protected $dates = ['deleted_at'];


}

Now, you can use Item model as normally like you use before, you get all record like this way.

$data = Item::get();

It will return all record that have deleted_at = null only and you can also remove record like this way:

$data = Item::find(1)->delete();

You can also get deleted records with soft delete.

$data = Item::withTrashed()->get();

You can check and use it's really good....




Hardik Savani
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