How to create database seeder in Laravel 8

create database seeder in laravel 8

In this article we will see, how to create database seeder in laravel 8, I will guide you on how we create dummy data and insert it into our database.

I will insert data in our users table, before moving forward I want to tell you what is database seeder.

Laravel provides a tool to add sample or dummy data to our databases automatically. which calls it database seeding.

Laravel includes the ability to seed your database with test data using seed classes. All seed classes are stored in the database/seeders directory. By default, a DatabaseSeeder class is defined for you. From this class, you may use the call method to run other seed classes, allowing you to control the seeding order. You can learn more about database seeding from the official website from here.

To create database seeder we will below steps

  • Install Laravel 8
  • Create Seeder
  • Write Code In Seeder
  • Run the Seeder

Step – 1 Installation of Laravel Application

Run the below command to install Laravel

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel learn

Step – 2 Create Seeder In Laravel

Run the below command to create seeder in Laravel, this Below command will create a seeder under database/seeders named as UsersTableDataSeeder.php

database seeder screenshot.

Step – 3 Write Code in Seeder

Now below code will create dummy data for users table, I will insert username,email and password.

<?php

namespace Database\Seeders;
use App\Models\User;

use Illuminate\Database\Seeder;

class UsersTableDataSeeder extends Seeder
{
    /**
     * Run the database seeds.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function run()
    {
        User::create([
            'name' => 'code',
            'email' => '[email protected]',
            'password' => bcrypt('123456')
        ]);
    }
}
database seeder code

Step – 4 Run the seeder

php artisan db:seed --class=UsersTableDataSeeder
seeding data is showing

I hope you like the above article,still confused feel free to comment.

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