What are route patterns in Laravel?

Laravel: What are route patterns in Laravel?

In your routes file you can add code like this:

  1.     Route::pattern('id', '[0-9]+');

Then you can use that pattern later on in your routes file like this:

  1. Route::get('user/{id}', function ($id) {
  2.     // Only executed if {id} is numeric...
  3. });

I've not seen this used too often, however this is a useful feature and keeps things quite clean.

Some other examples of defining some route patterns:

  1. Route::pattern('slug', '[a-z0-9-]+');
  2. Route::pattern('hash', '[a-z0-9]+');
  3.  
  4. Route::get('forum-thread/{slug}', '[email protected]'); // {slug} has to be alpha numeric (lowercase), but can include a dash
  5. Route::get('forum-post/{hash}', '[email protected]'); // {hash} has to be alpha numeric, lowercase

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