Is Your Laravel Database Connected? Let's Find Out!

How to check database connection in Laravel


In this article we will learn how to check database connection in Laravel. Laravel provides lots of built-in functions to make our database queries easier , to check database connection with Laravel we will use one of the database query builder method. You can also use other methods to get database name and using of schema methods to check table and column exist or not .

HomeController.php :-


namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Config;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Artisan;
use DB;

class HomeController extends Controller
    public function checkDatabaseConnection(){
            $connection = DB::connection()->getPdo();
                return 'connection successfull';
                return 'unable to connect with database';
        catch(\Exception $e){
            return 'unable to connect with database';

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