If you're writing a complex query with the Laravel Query Builder, you might be curious to see the actual query in raw SQL.
Fortunately there's a function for this and it can return it as a string, so you see exactly what you're doing before sending it to the database or setting up an Event Listener, which is much more complicated.
The Query Builder function we will need is
toSql(), that will just return the raw SQL as a string, without running it.
You can use the function like this:
$rawSQL = DB::table('your-table')->toSql();
$rawSQL will return something like this:
select * from `your-table`
This is really recommended to use after any complex query built with Query Builder, as it can save you from a lot of trouble.