coatesap coatesap - 4 months ago 15
PHP Question

Get previous attribute value in Eloquent model event

Is there a way to see the old/previous value of a model's attribute in its

saving
or
updating
event?

eg. Is something like the following possible:

User::updating(function($user)
{
if ($user->username != $user->old->username) doSomething();
});

Answer

Ok, I found this quite by chance, as it's not in the documentation at present...

There is a getOriginal() method available which returns an array of the original attribute values:

User::updating(function($user)
{
    $original = $user->getOriginal();
    if ($user->username != $original['username']) {
        doSomething();
    }
});

Laravel strikes again!