How to duplicate a record based on id in CodeIgniter

Duplicating records in CodeIgniter is kind of easy thanks to the framework’s Query Builder Class.

In your model, create a function that read record based on id then clone it depends on the $count parameter.

function duplicate($id, $count) {
    $this->db->where('id', $id);
    $query = $this->db->get($table);
    foreach ($query->result() as $row){
        foreach($row as $key => $val){
            if($key != 'id'){                
                $this->db->set($key, $val);
            }
        }
    }        
    $result = array();
    for ($i=0; $i < $count; $i++) { 
        $result[] = $this->db->insert($table);
    }

    return $result;
}

$table should be the name of the model’s table .

Then you can use it in any controllers.

//duplicate the record with id 5 10 times
$this->my_model->duplicate(5, 10);

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