(SOLVED) How to get the raw SQL query from the Laravel Query Builder ?

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How to get the raw SQL query from the Laravel Query Builder 

Method 1 

DB::QueryLog() works only after you execute the query using $builder->get().

If you want to get the raw query before or without executing the query, you can use the $builder->toSql() method.

Example to get the raw SQL and to replace '?' with actual binding values:

$query = str_replace(array('?'), array('\'%s\''), $builder->toSql());
$query = vsprintf($query, $builder->getBindings());

$result = $builder->get();

Or you can deliberately trigger an error, for example, by using a non-existent table or column. Then you can see the generated query in the exception message.

App\User::query() ->where('created_at', '<', now()->subYear())

->with('assignedApps', 'courses')

->orderBy('email', 'asc')




select * from `users` where `created_at` < ? order by `email` asc limit 5

Using the Laravel Query Log

The second method is the Laravel query log that collects all queries within a request. You can enable this log, run your query and dump the output.



    ->where('created_at', '<', now()->subYear())
    ->with('assignedApps', 'courses')
    ->orderBy('email', 'asc')


This code leads to the output:

array:3 [â–¼
  0 => array:3 [â–¼
    "query" => "select * from `users` where `created_at` < ? order by `email` asc limit 5"
    "bindings" => array:1 [â–¼
      0 => Illuminate\Support\Carbon @1588525477 {#1595 â–¶}
    "time" => 7.97
  1 => array:3 [â–¼
    "query" => "select `apps`.*, `user_apps`.`user_id` as `pivot_user_id`, `user_apps`.`app_id` as `pivot_app_id`, `user_apps`.`created_at` as `pivot_created_at`, `user_apps`.` â–¶"
    "bindings" => []
    "time" => 2.81
  2 => array:3 [â–¼
    "query" => "select `courses`.*, `user_courses`.`user_id` as `pivot_user_id`, `user_courses`.`course_id` as `pivot_course_id`, `user_courses`.`created_at` as `pivot_created_ â–¶"
    "bindings" => []
    "time" => 0.54

This gives you detailed information about the executed query and their execution time. If the query has data bindings, the query logs lists them and makes it easy to check your data,

Digging deeper

While you can get the raw SQL query with the methods above,

there are situations where you debug the runtime or memory allocation of a query and want to know why it takes longer than expected.

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