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PHP Laravel 4 Basics Relating Data Model relation

Pierce McGeough
Pierce McGeough
1,754 Points

Foreign Key

When creating the $table->integer('todo_list_id'); How come you dont need to use unsignedInteger?

Is it because you are not linking in the database?

2 Answers

Don Graham
Don Graham
24,198 Points

The instructor could have used an unsigned integer, but for clarity and keeping the focus on Laravel, he uses a plain integer type.

Considering performance and query speed, an unsigned integer would be better suited in a real world app.

I am afraid I'm not into database that much. I can answer for html,css and javascript