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:
$table->unsignedBigInteger('user_id') ->index(); $table->foreign('user_id') ->references('id') ->on('users') ->onDelete('cascade');
Hmm, pretty verbose right?
The good news Dear reader is that we can write now like this:
$table->foreignId('user_id') ->index() ->constrained() ->onDelete('cascade');
Much nicer and easier to read, I hope you enjoyed this tip Dear Reader.
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Have a nice day.
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