In this article, We’ll see how to use Laravel Database Seeding? Seed allows you to insert data into your database. We can use the
query builder to manually insert data or
Eloquent model factories.
To generate a seeder, execute the
make:seeder Artisan command. All seeders will be placed in your
Let’s assume we have table ‘subjects’ in the database. This table contains the columns name, author etc.
Open the command prompt or terminal in your Laravel project. To use the seed, we create a seeder which insert the data in table ‘subjects’.
php artisan make:seeder SubjectsTableSeeder
A seeder class only contains one method by default:
run. This method is called when the
db:seed Artisan command is executed.
Open the SubjectsTableSeeder.php in your text editor and add the below code in run method.
DB::table('subjects')->insert([ 'name' => 'Java', 'author' => 'James Gosling', 'created_at' => date("Y-m-d H:i:s") ]);
By default, Laravel provides a DatabaseSeeder class. Using this class, we can use the call method to run other seed classes, allowing you to control the seeding order. Open the DatabaseSeeder.php in your text editor and add the below code in run method.
To run the seeds, execute the below code in your command prompt or terminal
php artisan db:seed
That’s it!. Please share your thoughts or suggestions in the comments below.