Laravel 7.x Generate Database Seeding

Laravel: Generate Seeders

Laravel includes with a simple method of seeding your database with test data using seed classes. All seed classes are stored in the database/seeds directory. We can set any name for Seed classes, but we should follow some sensible convention, such as ProductsTableDataSeeder, etc. By default, a DatabaseSeeder class is defined for you. Using default class, you may use the call method to run other seed classes, allowing you to control the seeding order.

Creating a new module

We can creating a simple module by run the following command to create a module. Replace MODULE_NAME by your desired name.

Also we can create multiple modules in one command like below.

How to Generate Seeders?

We can generate a seeder by the Artisan command make:seeder. All of generated seeders class will be placed in the database/seeds directory:

Calling default DatabaseSeeder with Additional Seeders

Default the DatabaseSeeder class, you may use the call method to execute additional seed classes. Using the call method allows you to break up your database seeding into multiple files so that no single seeder class becomes overwhelmingly large. Enter the name of the seeder classes you want to run:

Laravel: Running Seeders

Once you have done generate your seeder, you may need to regenerate Composers autoloader using the dump-autoload command.

To seed your database now you may use the Artisan command db:seed. By default, the db:seed command runs the DatabaseSeeder class, which may be used to call other seed classes.

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