How to quickly generate data using faker and tinker in laravel

Posted 5 years ago by Ryan Dhungel

Category: Laravel

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You can generate fake data for any model and any fields you want in less than a minute using the existing tools that are available in laravel. They are factory and tinker.

This is a great way of working with laravel during development. This is how you can do it.

Step 1.

Go to database/factories/ModelFactories.php


$factory->define(App\Note::class, function (Faker\Generator $faker) {
static $password;

return [
'user_id' => 1,
'title' => $faker->sentence(10),
'body' => $faker->sentence(30),

Step 2.

In terminal run php artisan tinker then..

factory(App\Note::class, 10)->create();

You just created 10 instance of notes with title (10 sentences) and body (30 sentences). Happy Coding!