cakephp beforesave


In CakePHP, the beforeSave callback method is triggered before a model’s data is saved to the database. This method can be used to perform additional tasks before the save operation, such as data validation or modification.

Here’s an example of how you can use the beforeSave method in a CakePHP model:

class User extends AppModel {
  public function beforeSave($options = []) {
    // Hash the user's password before saving
    if (isset($this->data['User']['password'])) {
      $this->data['User']['password'] = Security::hash($this->data['User']['password'], 'sha1', true);
    return true;

In this example, the beforeSave method is used to hash the user’s password before it is saved to the database. The $options parameter contains an array of options passed to the save method, such as the validate option.

The beforeSave method should return true if the save operation should proceed, or false if it should be cancelled.

Note: The beforeSave method is just one of several callback methods available in CakePHP models. Other callback methods include afterSave, afterDelete, and beforeValidate. These methods can be used to perform additional tasks before or after certain model events.