Laravel 8 Run Case Sensitive Query Tutorial

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Inside this article we will see how to execute case sensitive query in laravel 8. Case sensitive simply means the keyword should match exact with the pattern.

Laravel 8 run case sensitive query is very interesting tutorial to see and super easy to implement. If query doesn’t have any idea about matching exact pattern i.e case sensitivity then it normally returns the data set when it matches only with no case.

Example – India, india, INDIA will be same if no case sensitive matches. But India is not equals to india if we need case sensitive too.

Case Sensitive Means,

Case Insensitive Means,

To add the concept of case sensitive query pattern in laravel 8 we will use the concept of mysql Binary.

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Let’s get started.


Installation of Laravel Application

Laravel Installation can be done in two ways.

  • Laravel Installer
  • By using composer

Laravel Installer

To install Laravel via Laravel installer, we need to install it’s installer first. We need to make use of composer for that.

$ composer global require laravel/installer

This command will install laravel installer at system. This installation is at global scope, so you type command from any directory at terminal. To verify type the given command –

$ laravel

This command will open a command palette of Laravel Installer.

To create ad install laravel project in system,

$ laravel new blog

With the name of blog a laravel project will be created at your specified path.

By using composer

Alternatively, we can also install Laravel by Composer command create-project. If your system doesn’t has Composer Installed, Learn Composer Installation Steps. Here is the complete command to create a laravel project-

$ composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel blog

After following these steps we can install a Laravel application into system.

To start the development server of Laravel –

$ php artisan serve

This command outputs –

Starting Laravel development server: http://127.0.0.1:8000

Assuming laravel already installed at system.


Laravel 8 Case Insensitive Query

Suppose, we have a database table called “countries”. Inside this table we have countries rows.

Let’s take an example row from that.

Query to select Afghanistan row from table –

$country_info = Country::select("id", "sortname", "phonecode")
                        ->where("name", "Afghanistan")
                        ->get()
                        ->toArray();

OR

$country_info = Country::select("id", "sortname", "phonecode")
                        ->where("name", "afghanistan")
                        ->get()
                        ->toArray();

Inside this query where no case matching –

where("name", "Afghanistan") Equals To where("name", "afghanistan")

It returns the same output –


Laravel 8 Case Sensitive Query

In this case, we will add the concept of mysql binary which matches the exact keyword with case sensitive too.

$country_info = Country::select("id", "sortname", "phonecode")
                        ->where(Country::raw("BINARY name"), "Afghanistan")
                        ->get()
                        ->toArray();

We have used mysql binary here – Country::raw(“BINARY name”). When we run it returns

Here,

Afghanistan Not Equals To afghanistan

If we change query a bit like this –

 ->where(Country::raw("BINARY name"), "afghanistan")

It returns –

We hope this article helped you to learn Laravel 8 Run Case Sensitive Query Tutorial in a very detailed way.

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