Laravel Eloquent firstOrNew Example

By Hardik Savani January 11, 2021 Category : Laravel

Hi,

This tutorial is focused on laravel eloquent firstOrNew. I’m going to show you about laravel model firstornew. This post will give you simple example of laravel firstornew example. i explained simply step by step firstornew laravel example.

you can easily use eloquent firstOrNew example in laravel 6, laravel 7 and laravel 8 version.

Laravel eloquent added amazing method call firstOrNew(). firstOrNew method help you to find record in database table and returns, if there is no records in database table then it will create new object instance and using save() you can store in database and return.

I will show you simple examples, without firstOrNew() and with firstOrNew() example so you will understand how it's helps you.

Without using firstOrNew()

<?php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use App\Models\Product;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

class ProductController extends Controller

{

/**

* Display a listing of the resource.

*

* @return \Illuminate\Http\Response

*/

public function index()

{

$name = 'Platinum';

$product = Product::where('name', $name)->first();

if (is_null($product)) {

$product = new Product(['name' => $name]);

}

$product->slug = 'platinum';

$product->detail = 'test platinum';

$product->save();

dd($product);

}

}

With using firstOrNew()

<?php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use App\Models\Product;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

class ProductController extends Controller

{

/**

* Display a listing of the resource.

*

* @return \Illuminate\Http\Response

*/

public function index()

{

$product = Product::firstOrNew(

[ 'name' => 'Platinum' ],

[ 'slug' => 'platinum', 'detail' => 'test platinum' ]

);

$product->save();

dd($product);

}

}

I hope you will understand how it works and how it helps you.

i hope it can help you.