How to Remove the First Element From a Collection in Laravel?

Oct 20, 2022 . Admin

Hello Friends,

In this quick example, let's see how to remove the first element from a collection in laravel. it's a simple example of laravel collection shift remove item code example. if you have a question about laravel collections removing the first element then I will give a simple example with a solution. step by step explain that laravel removes the first item in a collection. Alright, let’s dive into the steps.

You can use this example with the versions of laravel 6, laravel 7, laravel 8, and laravel 9.

You have just to follow the below step and you will get the layout as below:

Step 1: Install Laravel

This is optional; however, if you have not created the laravel app, then you may go ahead and execute the below command:

composer create-project laravel/laravel example-app
Step 2: Create Format Route web.php

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Route;
use App\Http\Controllers\RemoveFirstController;

| Web Routes
| Here is where you can register web routes for your application. These
| routes are loaded by the RouteServiceProvider within a group which
| contains the "web" middleware group. Now create something great!

Route::get('/index',[RemoveFirstController::class, 'index']);
Step 3: create RemoveFirstController

we will create RemoveFirstController. so you can see the below code with output:

php artisan make:controller RemoveFirstController

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

class RemoveFirstController extends Controller
     * The attributes that are mass assignable.
     * @var array
    public function index()
        $myCollection = collect(['a','b','c','d','e']);

        $removeFirst = $myCollection->shift();
Step 4: Start Development Server

Start the development server. Use the PHP artisan serve command and start your server:

php artisan serve

Now you are ready to run our example so run the below command to quick run.

 #items: array:4 [▼
    0 => "b"
    1 => "c"
    2 => "d"
    3 => "e"