Tipoff

Best Practice for HTTP Redirect

Posted 1 year ago by Tipoff

I'm reading the documentation on redirects (https://laravel.com/docs/5.4/redirects), but having some trouble setting one up the way I want. I have a quotes database table with an id column that begins incrementing at 1,000,000 so there will always be 7 digit id numbers for them. I want people to visit mywebsite.com/1000000 and be redirected to mywebsite.com/quotes/quotations/1000000 and have tried the following to no avail:

Route::get('quotes/quotations/{quote}', '[email protected]');

Route::get('{quote}', function () {
    return redirect()->action(
    '[email protected]', ['id' => {quote}]
);

I have also tried things like:

Route::get('quotes/quotations/{quote}', '[email protected]');

Route::get('{quote}', function () {
    return redirect('quotes/quotations/{quote}');
});

My main route works, but both attempts at the redirect are failing. I think it is not passing along the prior {quote} id value, but I can't find an example with this to fix it. Any help and advice on the best practice for implementing this would be appreciated. Thanks

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