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Laravel : Prompt before deleting a user

Posted by: admin November 30, 2017 Leave a comment


I am successfully deleting records in my table using the code below. My only problem, I want it to prompt the user to confirm the action before deleting.

{{link_to_route('individualprofiles.edit', 'Edit', array($ip->id))}}
{{Form::open(array( 'route' => array( 'individualprofiles.destroy', $ip->id ), 'method' => 'delete', 'style' => 'display:inline'))}}
     {{Form::submit('D', array('class' => 'btn btn-danger'))}}

You may try something like this:

STEP – 1

First of all, you need to add bootstrap.css file using a link tag, jQuery and bootstrap.js file using a script tag in your head section of your web page. On bootstrap’s website, you would find details about this. It’s also possible to build a customized file with selected components from here if you don’t want to use full bootstrap framework.

STEP – 2

Add following html code in a file and save it as a separate file, for example delete_confirm.php

<!-- Modal Dialog -->
<div class="modal fade" id="confirmDelete" role="dialog" aria-labelledby="confirmDeleteLabel" aria-hidden="true">
  <div class="modal-dialog">
    <div class="modal-content">
      <div class="modal-header">
        <button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="modal" aria-hidden="true">&times;</button>
        <h4 class="modal-title">Delete Parmanently</h4>
      <div class="modal-body">
        <p>Are you sure about this ?</p>
      <div class="modal-footer">
        <button type="button" class="btn btn-default" data-dismiss="modal">Cancel</button>
        <button type="button" class="btn btn-danger" id="confirm">Delete</button>

Also, paste following JavaScript code in the same file as well

<!-- Dialog show event handler -->
  $('#confirmDelete').on('show.bs.modal', function (e) {
      $message = $(e.relatedTarget).attr('data-message');
      $(this).find('.modal-body p').text($message);
      $title = $(e.relatedTarget).attr('data-title');

      // Pass form reference to modal for submission on yes/ok
      var form = $(e.relatedTarget).closest('form');
      $(this).find('.modal-footer #confirm').data('form', form);

  <!-- Form confirm (yes/ok) handler, submits form -->
  $('#confirmDelete').find('.modal-footer #confirm').on('click', function(){

STEP – 3

Now, in any page where you want to use this confirm modal dialog, just include it using require_once or include_once like:

// other code

STEP – 4

To build a delete action button you may use something like this:

<form method="POST" action="http://example.com/admin/user/delete/12" accept-charset="UTF-8" style="display:inline">
    <button class="btn btn-xs btn-danger" type="button" data-toggle="modal" data-target="#confirmDelete" data-title="Delete User" data-message="Are you sure you want to delete this user ?">
        <i class="glyphicon glyphicon-trash"></i> Delete

For more information check this article


Add an ID or class to your form, and use javascript to catch the forms submit action. Prompt the user, and if they confirm, use javascript to submit the form.

Another way to do this without javascript is to create a view that prompts the user to confirm the delete. Your delete button becomes a link to the confirm page, and the confirm page would contain this form.


By using 'onsubmit' => "return confirm('Are you sure you want to delete?')" inside Form::open.

    'route' => array( 'individualprofiles.destroy', $ip->id ), 
    'method' => 'delete', 
    'style' => 'display:inline',
    'onsubmit' => "return confirm('Are you sure you want to delete?')",
     {{Form::submit('D', array('class' => 'btn btn-danger'))}}

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