You may find yourself needing to clone a row, maybe change a few attributes but you need an efficient way to keep things DRY. Laravel provides a sort of 'hidden' method to allow you to do this functionality. Though it is completely undocumented, you need to search through the API to find it.
$model->replicate() you can easily clone a record
$robot = Robot::find(1); $cloneRobot = $robot->replicate(); // You can add custom attributes here, for example he may want to evolve with an extra arm! $cloneRobot->arms += 1; $cloneRobot->save();
The above would find a robot that has an ID of 1, then clones it.