Getting Started

For this tutorial, I will create a custom middleware name RegionSevenProvinces.

php artisan make:middleware RegionSevenProvinces

**app/Http/Middleware/RegionSevenProvinces.php **

namespace App\Http\Middleware;

use Closure;

class RegionSevenProvinces
     * Handle an incoming request.
     * @param  \Illuminate\Http\Request  $request
     * @param  \Closure  $next
     * @return mixed
    public function handle($request, Closure $next)
        $arr = [
            'Negros Oriental',
            dd("{$request->province} is in Region 7 province.");
        } else {
            dd("{$request->province} is not in Region 7 province.");
        return $next($request);

My sample middleware logic is that I declare the four Region 7 provinces in an array. Then I have an if else statement to check if the request province is in Region 7 or not.


 'RegionSevenProvinces' => \App\Http\Middleware\RegionSevenProvinces::class,

Register the middleware in Kernel file. Put it in protected $routeMiddleware.

**app/Http/Controllers/ProvinceController.php **

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use App\Http\Middleware\RegionSevenProvinces;

class ProvinceController extends Controller
     public function __construct()

    public function province()

We registered our middleware inside our controller.

**routes/web.php **

Route::get('region-seven-provinces', 'ProvinceController@province')

Define the middleware directly to the routes.

**Sample Output: **

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