Add updated_at column with default value same as created_at

I have column ‘created_at’ in my table, now I want to add ‘updated_at’ with default value same as ‘created_at’. Im using laravel migration.

        Schema::table($this->tableName(), function (Blueprint $table) {


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This would most likely be a one-off, since by default using Eloquent models, it will update both created_at and updated_at when creating a model. So after the code above, add in

DB::statement("UPDATE ".$this->tableName()." SET updated_at = created_at");

Make sure that you remove any default timestamp settings from your model, and Laravel will take it from there.

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