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Replied to What Is The Best Way To Restart Horizon?

I'd also like to know what others are doing in these cases.

My current solution is to use a dedicated redis DB for horizon - that way, I can run horizon:terminate, horizon:purge, and then redis-cli flushall.

Its clunky but it works for now.

Feb
29
3 months ago
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Replied to How Best To Copy A Row Of Data From One Table To Another?

@mehedi101 has a great answer, but let me expand upon that by using setTable():

$oldTask = Task::find(1); 
$newTask = $oldTask->replicate(); 
$newTask->setTable('name_of_new_table');
$newTask->save();

When chained in one line:

$newTask = Task::find(1)->replicate()->setTable('name_of_new_table')->save();

If you need to specify the name of the original table too:

$newTask = (new Task)
->setTable('name_of_old_table')
->find(1)
->replicate()
->setTable('name_of_new_table')
->save();

You can even use setConnection if your new table is in a different database. This is where Eloquent would be extremely useful in your example when converting from mysql to postgresql:

$newTask = (new Task)
->setConnection('mysql')
->setTable('name_of_old_table')
->find(1)
->replicate()
->setConnection('postgresql')
->setTable('name_of_new_table')
->save();

Finally, if you need to delete the original row, you can wrap both query completions in a DB transaction to ensure they both succeed or fail together.

$oldTask = (new Task)
->setConnection('mysql')
->setTable('name_of_old_table')
->find(1);

$newTask = $oldTask
->replicate()
->setConnection('postgresql')
->setTable('name_of_new_table');

DB::transaction(function() {
$newTask->save();
$oldTask->delete();
});

I don't think the Laravel contributors meant to exclude a cross-table equivalent of replicate() as you suggest. I think they just give devs a lot of handy Eloquent functions that can be easily changed together in any order. Its as simple as ->replicate()->setTable().

If they start making lots of combinatory functions like ->replicateAndSetTable() they would probably have a lot more code to maintain, without much benefit. I agree that they could add this one use case to the docs and that would be helfpul.