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Sanajit Jana
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Form Example in Laravel 8

Laravel 8 form example tutorial. In this post, i will teach from starting on how to send form data on controller and how to insert form data in database using laravel 8.

If you are trying to create form and want to insert form data into database using laravel 8 latest version. So this post will help you to do this.

Because in this post example, i will create contact-list form and submit to database using laravel 8 version.

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How to Submit Form Data into Database?

  • Step 1 – Install Laravel 8 Application
  • Step 2 – Configuring Database using Env File
  • Step 3 – Create Model & Migration File For Add Blog Post Form
  • Step 4 – Create Routes
  • Step 5 – Creating Controller
  • Step 6 – Create Blade File For Add Blog Post Form
  • Step 7 – Start Development Server
  • Step 8 – Run Laravel 8 Form App On Browser

Step 1 – Install Laravel 8 Application

In step 1, open your terminal and navigate to your local web server directory using the following command:

//for windows user
cd xampp/htdocs
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//for ubuntu user
cd var/www/html
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Then install laravel 8 latest application using the following command:

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel LaravelForm
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Step 2 – Configuring Database using Env File

In step 2, open your downloaded laravel 8 app into any text editor. Then find .env file and configure database detail like following:

DB_CONNECTION=mysql
DB_HOST=127.0.0.1
DB_PORT=3306
DB_DATABASE=db name
DB_USERNAME=db user name
DB_PASSWORD=db password
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Step 3 – Create Model & Migration File For Add Blog Post Form

In step 3, open command prompt and navigate to your project by using the following command:

cd / LaravelForm
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Then create model and migration file by using the following command:

php artisan make:model Post -m
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The above command will create two files into your laravel 8 form application, which is located inside the following locations:

  • LaravelForm/app/Models/Post.php
  • LaravelForm/database/migrations/2020_09_09_025857_create_posts_table.php

So, find create_posts_table.php file inside LaravelForm/database/migrations/ directory. Then open this file and add the following code into function up() on this file:

public function up()
    {
        Schema::create('posts', function (Blueprint $table) {
            $table->id();
            $table->string('title');
            $table->text('description');
            $table->timestamps();
        });
    }
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Now, open again your terminal and type the following command on cmd to create tables into your selected database:

php artisan migrate
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Step 4 – Create Routes

In step 4, open your web.php file, which is located inside routes directory. Then add the following routes into web.php file:

<?php
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Route;
use App\Http\Controllers\PostController;
/*
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Web Routes
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
|
| Here is where you can register web routes for your application. These
| routes are loaded by the RouteServiceProvider within a group which
| contains the "web" middleware group. Now create something great!
|
*/
Route::get('/', function () {
    return view('welcome');
});
Route::get('add-blog-post-form', [PostController::class, 'index']);
Route::post('store-form', [PostController::class, 'store']);
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Step 5 – Creating Controller

In step 5, create form controller by using the following command:

php artisan make:controller PostController
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The above command will create PostController.php file, which is located inside LaravelForm/app/Http/Controllers/ directory.

So open PostController.php file and add the following code into it:

<?php
namespace App\Http\Controllers;
use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use App\Models\Post;
class PostController extends Controller
{
    public function index()
    {
        return view('add-blog-post-form');
    }
    public function store(Request $request)
    {
        $post = new Post;
        $post->title = $request->title;
        $post->description = $request->description;
        $post->save();
        return redirect('add-blog-post-form')->with('status', 'Blog Post Form Data Has Been inserted');
    }
}
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Step 6 – Create Blade File For Form

In step 6, create new blade view file that named add-blog-post-form.blade.php inside resources/views directory for add blog post form.

Then add the following html form code into add-blog-post-form.blade.php:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>Laravel 8 Form Example Tutorial</title>
    <meta name="csrf-token" content="{{ csrf_token() }}">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://stackpath.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.5.2/css/bootstrap.min.css">
</head>
<body>
  <div class="container mt-4">
  @if(session('status'))
    <div class="alert alert-success">
        {{ session('status') }}
    </div>
  @endif
  <div class="card">
    <div class="card-header text-center font-weight-bold">
      Laravel 8 - Add Blog Post Form Example
    </div>
    <div class="card-body">
      <form name="add-blog-post-form" id="add-blog-post-form" method="post" action="{{url('store-form')}}">
       @csrf
        <div class="form-group">
          <label for="exampleInputEmail1">Title</label>
          <input type="text" id="title" name="title" class="form-control" required="">
        </div>
        <div class="form-group">
          <label for="exampleInputEmail1">Description</label>
          <textarea name="description" class="form-control" required=""></textarea>
        </div>
        <button type="submit" class="btn btn-primary">Submit</button>
      </form>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>  
</body>
</html>
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Step 7 – Start Development Server

Finally, open your command prompt again and run the following command to start development server for your laravel 8 form application:

php artisan serve
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Step 8 – Run Laravel 8 Form App On Browser

In step 8, open your browser and fire the following url into your browser:

http://127.0.0.1:8000/add-blog-post-form
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When you fire the above given url on browser, you will look like in the following image:

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