Laravel 5 Model Factory Generator
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Laravel 5 Model Factory Generator

This package offers a lazy way to create a new model factory files, since Laravel (< 5.5) have no Artisan command to generate it.

Installation

First, install this package via the Composer package manager:

composer require rymanalu/factory-generator

Next, you should add the FactoryGeneratorServiceProvider to the providers array of your config/app.php configuration file:

Rymanalu\FactoryGenerator\FactoryGeneratorServiceProvider::class,

Now, you should be able to generate a new model factory file by executing php artisan make:factory command.

Usage

php artisan make:factory accept one argument: the model class name with the namespace. Make sure the model is already exists before executing this command.

Example:

php artisan make:factory "App\Post"

The command will generate a file named PostFactory.php in /path/to/your-laravel-project/database/factories directory:

<?php

use App\Post;
use Faker\Generator as Faker;

$factory->define(Post::class, function (Faker $faker) {
    //
});

This command also using the fillable array of the model and pair all of fillable values to $faker->word as default (you can change it to the proper Faker Formatters or other value later) in the generated model factory.

For example, if the App\Post has fillable array like this:

<?php

namespace App;

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;

class Post extends Model
{
    /**
     * The attributes that are mass assignable.
     *
     * @var array
     */
    protected $fillable = [
        'text',
    ];
}

Then, the command will generate the PostFactory.php like this:

<?php

use App\Post;
use Faker\Generator as Faker;

$factory->define(Post::class, function (Faker $faker) {
    return [
        'text' => $faker->word,
    ];
});