Generate Laravel test factories from your existing models

Laravel Test Factory Generator

php artisan test-factory-helper:generate

This package helps you generate model factories from your existing models / database structure to get started with testing your Laravel application even faster.

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)->create()->id ,
        'remember_token' =>  str_random(10) ,


Require this package with composer using the following command:

composer require mpociot/laravel-test-factory-helper

Go to your config/app.php and add the service provider:



Just call the artisan command:

php artisan test-factory-helper:generate

This command will look for all models in your "app" folder (configurable by using the --dir option) and create test factories and save them in your database/factories/ModelFactory.php.

The output filename is also configurable by using the --filename option.

By default, the command will only append new models and doesn't modify the existing content of your factories file. To rewrite the file, use the --reset option.


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