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2 ways to fetch the first and last records from the database in laravel

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    There are various ways to do things in Laravel including fetching data from the database. Today we are going to see how to get the first and the last record from the database in case you need to do something with them, such as first register user or the last one ...etc.


    Basic Understanding on Laravel framework

    Fetch First Record Using DB Facade

    Let's take an example on users table. So, all what you need to do in order to fetch the last record using DB Facade is the following:

    1DB::table('users')->orderBy('id', 'desc')->first();



    Fetch First Record Using Eloquent

    With the same procedure, we can work with eloquent models

    1App\Models\User::orderBy('id', 'desc')->first();



    Fetch Last Record Using DB Facade

    Now, it's the time to fetch the first record from the database using the DB facade


    Fetch Last Record Using Eloquent

    The same process in the DB facade you can do it here



    Today we knew how to fetch first and last record from the database using DB Facade and Eloquent. So, You have the two methods and what fits your need to use it Since there are no big deals in the performance in this situation between the two methods.

    Hope this quick article helps you and if you find something useful don't forget to follow me on Twitter for latest tips and tricks about Laravel and the web development on general.

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