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Create Dummy Data Using Laravel Tinker

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  • In this example we can see hows to add multiple dummy records in database at a time using tinker and factory, mostly laravel tinker command is use for testing purpose, whenever developers are developing application then thay need to test many modules like insert update delete is working or not, pagination is working or not , filters are working properly and other functionalities.

  • So , all these modules we can not add data manually every time it is very boring task to add record one by one, but laravel provide very useful command that is tinker and factory using this command we can add multiple dummy data at a time without using route or any controller, just type some code of command and that's it you can found bunch of records in your database, So let's start.

  • For add dummy users in database laravel provide default UserFactory.php in your application folder database\factories\UserFactory.php


use App\User;
use Faker\Generator as Faker;
use Illuminate\Support\Str;

factory->define(User::class, function (Faker $faker) {
return [
'name' => $faker->name,
'email' => $faker->unique()->safeEmail,
'email_verified_at' => now(),
'password' => '$2y$10$92IXUNpkjO0rOQ5byMi.Ye4oKoEa3Ro9llC/.og/at2.uheWG/igi', // password
'remember_token' => Str::random(10),

So, if you want to create dummy users then you need to run below command

php artisan tinker
factory(App\User::class, 200)->create();

Using this command 200 dummy records inserted automatically.

  • Faker is used to generate many data types i have added few of this as below

  • Numbers

  • Lorem text

  • Person i.e. titles, names, gender etc.

  • Addresses

  • Text

  • DateTime

  • Colour

  • Files

  • Images

For more datatype and details please read the Laravel Faker Documentation

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