Laravel - Working With Database


Connecting to Database

Laravel has made processing with database very easy. Laravel currently supports following 4 databases −

  • MySQL
  • Postgres
  • SQLite
  • SQL Server

The query to the database can be fired using raw SQL, the fluent query builder, and the Eloquent ORM. To understand the all CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) operations with Laravel, we will use simple student management system.

Configure the database in config/database.php file and create the college database with structure in MySQL as shown in the following table.

Database − College

Table − student

Column Name Column Datatype Extra
Id int(11) Primary key | Auto increment
Name varchar(25)

We will see how to add, delete, update and retrieve records from database using Laravel in student table.

S.No. Records & Description
1 Insert Records

We can insert the record using the DB facade with insert method.

2 Retrieve Records

After configuring the database, we can retrieve the records using the DB facade with select method.

3 Update Records

We can update the records using the DB facade with update method.

4 Delete Records

We can delete the record using the DB facade with the delete method.