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Convert ISO8601 date to MYSQL date time using Carbon in PHP / Laravel

I was working on a project using VueJS and was using this datepicker which is a great vue plugin.

However, when sending the date to the database in Laravel, it posts as ISO8601 format (eg. 1996-10-15T00:05:32.000Z)

MySQL doesn’t like that format, so we need to convert it to the correct date time format so MYSQL can store it.

To do it, we use Carbon. Carbon comes with Laravel which is awesome, so we can just import Carbon into our controller and make it work.

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Laravel S3 uploads failing when uploading large files in Laravel 5.8

Working on a project for a customer using Laravel 5.8, I found that when uploading files to S3 using Laravel’s Fly System, that the uploads were failing after a certain size.
The error back was a validation error mentioning the file was unable to be uploaded.

To troubleshoot this, there were a few things I did:

  1. Ensured my PHP.INI settings were allowing uploads high enough. I found that PHP.INI only allows 2M by default, so I increased this limit to 20M. I also increased the max post time to 300.
  2. I found out that Amazon S3 doesn’t like files over 5 MB uploading in one go, instead you need to stream it through

Streaming the files

My solution was to have the file upload to the server first, and once it is uploaded, it is streamed from the server to S3.


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