How to Create Seeder with JSON data in Laravel?

Hi,

In this short tutorial we will cover an laravel seed from json file example. i explained simply about how to create seeder with json file in laravel. if you have question about laravel seeder from json file then i will give simple example with solution. we will help you to give example of laravel seeder json.

Sometime we need to read long json file and store that data in you database and we need to do maybe in every setup then we always choose seeder for that. so here i will give you very simple example of how to create seeder with json data in laravel and you can use this example with laravel 6, laravel 7 and laravel 8 version.

Step 1: Create Json File

in first step we will create country json file with name and code. so you can create data folder inside database folder and put that file as bellow preview:

database/data/country.json

How to Create Seeder with JSON data in Laravel?

Step 2: Create Seeder and Country Model

here, we will create migration for countries table. so let’s create migration as bellow:

php artisan make:migration create_countries_table

database/migrations/your_migtion_file.php

<?php

use IlluminateDatabaseMigrationsMigration;

use IlluminateDatabaseSchemaBlueprint;

use IlluminateSupportFacadesSchema;

class CreateCountriesTable extends Migration

{

/**

* Run the migrations.

*

* @return void

*/

public function up()

{

Schema::create('countries', function (Blueprint $table) {

$table->id();

$table->string('name');

$table->string('code');

$table->timestamps();

});

}

/**

* Reverse the migrations.

*

* @return void

*/

public function down()

{

Schema::dropIfExists('countries');

}

}

now let’s run migration:

php artisan migrate

next, add soft delete facade in user model as like bellow:

app/Models/County.php

<?php

namespace AppModels;

use IlluminateDatabaseEloquentFactoriesHasFactory;

use IlluminateDatabaseEloquentModel;

class Country extends Model

{

use HasFactory;

protected $fillable = [

'name', 'code'

];

}

Step 3: Create Seeder

In this step, we need to create add seeder for country lists.

Create Seeder with bellow command

php artisan make:seeder CountrySeeder

database/seeders/CountrySeeder.php

<?php

namespace DatabaseSeeders;

use IlluminateDatabaseSeeder;

use AppModelsCountry;

use File;

class CountrySeeder extends Seeder

{

/**

* Run the database seeds.

*

* @return void

*/

public function run()

{

Country::truncate();

$json = File::get("database/data/country.json");

$countries = json_decode($json);

foreach ($countries as $key => $value) {

Country::create([

"name" => $value->name,

"code" => $value->code

]);

}

}

}

now let’s run seeder:

php artisan db:seed --class=CountrySeeder

now you can see bellow added country lists on your table:

How to Create Seeder with JSON data in Laravel?

I hope it can help you.

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