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Jacob Herper
Jacob Herper
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Laravel 5.2: route depending on form input

I have one email input field. After submitting the form, I want to check if the entered email address is already in at least one of three tables in the database (users, temp_users or customers). Finally there are 5 different possibilities: 1.) The email is in none of the tables, then it will include it in table A. 2.) The email is already in table A, -> include it in table B. 3.) The email is already in table A but value confirmed is false -> error page 4.) The email is already in table B, -> include it in table C. 4.) The email is already in table C -> show a login form!

I tried to accomplish that using Middleware but it didn't work. Here is my code:

public function handle($request, Closure $next)
        $email = $request->email;
        $customer = Customer::where('billingEmail', '=', $email)->first();
        if($customer != null){
            return redirect('login/customer')->with('customer', $customer);
            $user = User::where('email', '=', $email)->first();
            if($user != null){
                return redirect('register/customer')->with('user', $user); 
                $tempUser = TempUser::where('email', '=', $email)->first();
                if($tempUser != null){
                        // VERIFIED -> MAKE USER
                        return redirect('register/user')->with('tempUser', $tempUser); 
                        // TEMPUSER -> NOT VERIFIED
                        return redirect('email/verify')->with('tempUser', $tempUser);
                    // MAKE TEMPUSER
                    return redirect('email')->with('email', $email); 
        return $next($request);


Route::group(['middleware' => ['web']], function () {
    Route::get('/', 'Auth\TempUserController@email');

 // Authentication Routes
    Route::get('login', 'Auth\TempUserController@email');
    Route::post('login', ['middleware' => 'login', function(){
     return 1;

    Route::post('email', 'Auth\TempUserController@create');
    Route::post('email/verify', 'Auth\TempUserController@verifymsg');
    Route::post('register/user', 'Auth\TempUserController@user');
    Route::post('register/customer', 'Auth\AuthController@customer');
    Route::post('login/customer', 'Auth\AuthController@login');

 Route::get('verify', function(){ return view('errors.404'); });
 Route::get('verify/{token}', 'Auth\TempUserController@verify');