Posted by Arjun Arjun on Saturday 4th January 2020, 1 minute read

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);
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Arjun

I am Arjun from Hyderabad (India). I have been working as a software engineer from the last 7+ years, and it is my passion to learn new things and implement them as a practice. Aside from work, I like gardening and spending time with pets.