Posted by Arjun on Saturday 4th January 2020

Eloquent - A better way to increment or decrements an int

Laravel

Laravel has in-built increment() and decrement() functions to increase or decrease a value of the column, by 1 or with the given number. Below are the examples:

User::find($user_id)->increment('post_count');

That’s it – it will actually run update column + 1 under the hood.

You can specify a second parameter to this function, the amount of incrementing. The default is 1, but it can be any other number:

User::find($user_id)->increment('post_count', 50);

The same way, we can use decrement() function:

User::find($user_id)->decrement('post_count', 50);