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Started a new Conversation Cant Get Laravel To Add A Hidden Form Element To The Database.

I have a form that has a hidden element in it.

<form class="flex flex-col space-y-4" action="/exam" method="POST">
                <input name="module_id" id="module_id" type="hidden"  value="{{$module->id}}">
                    <input type="text" placeholder="Exam Title" name="exam_title" class="border-b border-gray-300">
                    <input type="text" placeholder="Exam Weighting" name="exam_weighting" class="border-b border-gray-300">
                    <input type="text" placeholder="Grade" name="grade" class="border-b border-gray-300">
                <button class="self-center"><svg class="w-6 h-6" fill="none" stroke="currentColor" viewBox="0 0 24 24" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"><path stroke-linecap="round" stroke-linejoin="round" stroke-width="2" d="M12 9v3m0 0v3m0-3h3m-3 0H9m12 0a9 9 0 11-18 0 9 9 0 0118 0z"></path></svg></button>

My controller looks like so.

public function store(Request $request)

        $validated = $request->validate([
            'exam_title' => 'required | min:10',
            'exam_weighting' => 'required |integer | min:2',
            'grade' => 'required | numeric',
            'module_id' => 'required | numeric',

        $exam = Exam::create($validated);

        return redirect()->back();


But it won't insert the hidden element module_id which is my foreignKey.

I get the error SQLSTATE[HY000]: General error: 1364 Field 'module_id' doesn't have a default value (SQL: insert into exams (exam_title, updated_at, created_at) values (Procedural Programming, 2020-10-26 10:26:27, 2020-10-26 10:26:27))

When I dd($validated); the hidden element is in the request data.

Hope you can help.