How to image upload into database using laravel?

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by shyann , in category: PHP Frameworks , 22 days ago

How to image upload into database using laravel?

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by lizzie , 21 days ago

@shyann 

In Laravel, you can easily upload an image into the database by following these steps:

  1. First, make sure you have a database table that has a column to store the image. You can create a column of type "binary" or "blob" to store the image file.
  2. Create a form in your view file (e.g. create.blade.php) to allow users to upload an image file. Make sure to set the form's enctype attribute to "multipart/form-data" to support file uploads.
  3. In your controller, handle the image upload process in the store method. You can use the "store" method of the UploadedFile class to store the uploaded file in a designated directory.
  4. Once the image is uploaded successfully, you can convert the image file into a binary format using file_get_contents() function.
  5. Finally, insert the binary image data into the database using the Eloquent model or query builder.


Here is an example code snippet to illustrate the steps described above:


View file (create.blade.php):

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<form method="POST" action="{{ route('image.store') }}" enctype="multipart/form-data">
    @csrf
    <input type="file" name="image">
    <button type="submit">Upload Image</button>
</form>


Controller file:

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use AppModelsImage;

public function store(Request $request)
{
    $imageName = time().'.'.$request->image->getClientOriginalExtension();
    $request->image->storeAs('images', $imageName);

    $imageData = file_get_contents($request->image);
    
    Image::create([
        'image' => $imageData,
        // other columns
    ]);

    return redirect()->route('images.index');
}


Please note that storing images directly in the database can lead to performance issues and is not recommended for large files. It is usually more efficient to store the image files on disk and store the file path in the database instead.