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Laravel Test Factory Generator

php artisan generate:model-factory

This package will generate factories from your existing models so you can get started with testing your Laravel application more quickly.

Example output

Migration and Model

Schema::create('users', function (Blueprint $table) {
    $table->string('password', 60);

class User extends Model {
    public function company()
        return $this->belongsTo(Company::class);

Factory Result

$factory->define(App\User::class, function (Faker\Generator $faker) {
    return [
        'name' => $faker->name,
        'username' => $faker->userName,
        'email' => $faker->safeEmail,
        'password' => bcrypt($faker->password),
        'company_id' => factory(App\Company::class),
        'remember_token' => Str::random(10),


Require this package with composer using the following command:

composer require --dev mpociot/laravel-test-factory-helper


To generate multiple factories at once, run the artisan command:

php artisan generate:model-factory

This command will find all models within your application and create test factories. By default, this will not overwrite any existing model factories. You can force overwriting existing model factories by using the --force option.

To generate a factory for specific model or models, run the artisan command:

php artisan generate:model-factory User Team

By default, this command will search under the app folder for models. If your models are within a different folder, for example app/Models, you can specify this using --dir option. In this case, run the artisan command:

php artisan generate:model-factory --dir app/Models -- User Team


The Laravel Test Factory Helper is free software licensed under the MIT license.

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