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Laravel 7 short-cuts to writing foreign keys

Hi everyone,

Today I want to write about a quick tip to use when writing foreign keys in Laravel 7.

This method will help you write shorter migrations and make your code more readable.

For our example, I am going to use the user_id which is very common but this can be applied to any foreign key.

In the past we would write something like this:



Hmm, pretty verbose right?

The good news Dear reader is that we can write now like this:


Much nicer and easier to read, I hope you enjoyed this tip Dear Reader.

If you find it useful share it on social with your friends.

Have a nice day.


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