How to change column in laravel model?

by tressie.damore , in category: PHP Frameworks , a month ago

How to change column in laravel model?

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by wilmer.lemke , a month ago

@tressie.damore 

To change a column in a Laravel model, you can use the Schema facade to create a migration that alters the table structure. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Create a new migration by running the following command in your terminal:
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php artisan make:migration change_column_name_in_table


  1. This will create a new migration file in your database/migrations directory. Open the newly created migration file and use the Schema facade to alter the table structure. For example, if you want to change the name of a column in a table, you can use the renameColumn method like this:
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use IlluminateDatabaseMigrationsMigration;
use IlluminateDatabaseSchemaBlueprint;
use IlluminateSupportFacadesSchema;

class ChangeColumnNameInTable extends Migration
{
    public function up()
    {
        Schema::table('table_name', function (Blueprint $table) {
            $table->renameColumn('old_column_name', 'new_column_name');
        });
    }

    public function down()
    {
        Schema::table('table_name', function (Blueprint $table) {
            $table->renameColumn('new_column_name', 'old_column_name');
        });
    }
}


  1. Run the migration to apply the changes to the database schema by running the following command in your terminal:
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php artisan migrate


By following these steps, you can easily change a column in a Laravel model using migrations.