Stored procedures can help handle complex database structures. They may work like an API for the database. The Models in Laravel’s MVC data structure can handle one-to-one database structures. Therefore, to handle complex database operations we can use stored procedures in Laravel.
Use of Stored Procedure in Laravel
Step 1: Create a Stored Procedure
Firstly, we need to create a Stored Procedure in PHPMyAdmin. You can then use the DB facade as an import on top of your Controller or Model Class as shown below.
Step 2: Use a Stored Procedure
Next, use the stored procedure using the
DB::select query in Laravel. Consider the code snippet below.
$getEmail = DB::select('get_user_email(?,?,?),array("user_name","email")')
Here, ‘get_user_email’ is the name of the stored procedure you created in PHPMyAdmin, and user_name and email are the two parameters it requires to execute the stored procedure. The ‘?’ denotes a placeholder for the parameters, and
$getEmail will return the results of the stored procedure.
You can adjust the code above, and alter the parameters to get varying results set from the stored procedure.