Can’t access DB or phpmyadmin locally

If you got an error like: “Host ‘localhost’ is not allowed to connect to this MariaDB server” you can edit the file xampp\mysql\bin\my.ini

Add this line:
skip-grant-tables
after [mysqld] group.

Example:
[mysqld]
skip-grant-tables
port=3306
socket=/tmp/mysql.sock

After that, login to phpmyadmin and repair the users table as it mostly is corrupted.

How to view latest SQL statement excuted in Laravel

To view the latest sql query executed in Laravel you can

DB::enableQueryLog();

print_r(DB::getQueryLog());

Note that you have to enable the query log before executing the query and view/print it after execution ..

A good practice is to enable it only in Local environment

if (App::environment('local')) {
    // The environment is local
    DB::enableQueryLog();
}

 

How to sanitize raw data in Laravel

When doing a raw data query from user input like this:

$someVariable = Input::get("some_variable");

$results = DB::select( DB::raw("SELECT * FROM some_table WHERE some_col = '$someVariable'") );

we are at risk of SQL injection , to avoid that we can bin parameters to our query like this:

$someVariable = Input::get("some_variable");

$results = DB::select( DB::raw("SELECT * FROM some_table WHERE some_col = :somevariable"), array(
   'somevariable' => $someVariable,
 ));

 

Another point is that if we want to do a raw that doesn’t return a value, we can do it like this

DB::statement( 'ALTER TABLE HS_Request AUTO_INCREMENT=1111' );

and that way can take parameters as well

DB::statement( 'ALTER TABLE HS_Request AUTO_INCREMENT=:incrementStart', array('incrementStart' => 1111) );