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I am a simple form with a few field displaying a person's contact information and when they edit it, I send the information out with ajax, is there a way with laravel that I can track what was the original form vs just the new information that is being sent out?
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by:Ray Paseur
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Great question!  There is a general design pattern used for things like this.  You never replace  a value in the contact information table.  Instead, you just append  the new values to the end of the table by adding a new row.  The result is a historical record of all changes.

When you want the most current value, your query uses something like ORDER BY id  DESC LIMIT 1.

When you want the historical perspective (to track changes) your query uses ORDER BY id  DESC.  This returns a 1-or-more results collection, and you can iterate through it to find the changes.
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by:rivkamak
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Let's say, I have a phone number
111-111-1111
and the user comes in and change it to
222-222-2222

i want to send a proc out notification to the manager that someone changed their phone number
old number : is ____
new number is  $_POST['number']

is there a way to pull what was there before?
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Not sure of the best "Laravel way" to do that (active record design should make this easy), but "in the raw" you might use a SELECT query to get the existing number, then use an INSERT query to add the new number from $_POST.  That would give you variables with both the old and new numbers and you can send the notification at that point.
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