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How to get Column Name from a table in Laravel and PHP

You can get the column name through a raw query. There are other ways too and we will discuss all.

// Through raw query
$query = “SHOW COLUMNS FROM $table_name”;
$data[‘columns’] = \DB::select($query);

It will return the total array of everything.

And here is the magic one.

// Through Schema Facade

$columns = \Schema::getColumnListing(‘table_name’);


// Through DB Facade
$columns = \DB::getSchemaBuilder()->getColumnListing(‘table_name’);
// or
$columns = \DB::connection()->getSchemaBuilder()->getColumnListing(“table_name”);

Take a look at the following posts..

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