Before downvoting this question please let me know how I can improve the question.
- The problem?
I created a constraint in my SQL database to prevent duplicate entries. The initial laravel form submission works fine. I get back the correct message. When I try to throw a duplicate entry, the app, as expected, throws an error.
This is my Controller. A successful form submission does throw the correct error:
$contact->save(); return redirect('contactus.php')->with('status', 'We received your message. We will get back to you soon.'); return back()->withErrors(['Your message may be a duplicate. Did you refresh the page? We blocked that submission. If you feel this was in error, e-mail us or call us.']);
How do I display that error on the HTML screen? Instead of having the page display the following?
Basically the contact form submits information into the database using laravel. When successful, it displays a success message by redirecting it. When not successful, (because of a SQL Unique constraint blocking duplicate entries) so far I’ve managed to make it throw a SQL error.
How do I display a custom message, like "post not successful, duplicate entry" in that case?
Thank you for your help