Join Joseph Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Seeding the database, part of Laravel 4 Essential Training.
- Apps eat up data like crazy.…You often need to have a good amount of it…to develop an application,…for testing and general output.…In the previous lesson,…we entered a single record manually.…When you need a lot more data, and you will,…it's better to seed the database table.…Laravel has a built-in seeder accessible via Artisan…which, when coupled with an excellent package…that you can find via Composer,…handles this chore in a snap.…
First, though, we'll need to seed the seeder.…Take a look at the app database, seeds folder,…and there you'll find a file, DatabaseSeeder.php.…Open that up.…In the run function,…the first bit of code that you see on line 12…basically tells Eloquent to stand down…and allow multiple entries.…Next, the commented outline…points to a user database table seeder.…
But we're going to create our own seeder,…so let's leave that as it is.…Underneath it, add this pointer: call,…same syntax as above.…But what we're going to call…is PaintingsTableSeeder instead.…I'll save this file.…Now, let's just go create that file in the seeds folder.…
Need a quick dive into Laravel? Check out this short primer, Up and Running with Laravel.
- Installing Laravel and Composer
- Routing requests
- Filtering routes
- Incorporating advanced controllers
- Creating a basic Blade template
- Developing a layout with child pages and forms
- Integrating a database
- Creating tables via migrations
- Outputting data
- Building a Laravel app
- Authenticating users
- Deploying Laravel code
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introduction to Laravel
2. Fundamental Laravel Concepts
3. Outputting Laravel Code
4. Integrating Databases
5. Querying Data with Eloquent ORM
6. Building a Laravel App
7. Deploying Your Laravel Code
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