Laravel 5

Laravel 5.5 String Helper Function: before


John Koster

Published on November 27, 2017

The before method can be used to return a part of a string before the first occurrence of a $search character.

This method can be used to help parse URL query strings, or to quickly find substrings based on a certain character; it is the logical opposite of the after helper method.


The signature of the before method is:

1public static function before(
2 $subject,
3 $search
4 );

Example Use

The before method can be used like so:

1use Illuminate\Support\Str;
3// Outputs ""
4echo Str::before('', '?');