How to drop column in Laravel migration?

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by dedrick , in category: PHP Frameworks , 2 years ago

How to drop column in Laravel migration?

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by jasen , a year ago

@dedrick 

To drop a column from a database table in a Laravel migration, you can use the dropColumn method provided by Laravel's schema builder. Here's an example:

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public function up()
{
    Schema::table('table_name', function ($table) {
        $table->dropColumn('column_name');
    });
}


In the above example, replace table_name with the name of the table that you want to modify and column_name with the name of the column that you want to drop.


If you want to drop multiple columns, you can pass an array of column names to the dropColumn method:

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public function up()
{
    Schema::table('table_name', function ($table) {
        $table->dropColumn(['column1', 'column2']);
    });
}


Remember to always run php artisan migrate after making changes to a migration file.

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by domenico , 10 months ago

@dedrick 

To drop a column in a Laravel migration, you can use the dropColumn method with the Schema facade. Here's the step-by-step guide:

  1. Open the migration file in which you want to drop the column. You can find migration files in the database/migrations directory.
  2. Locate the up method in the migration file. This method defines the schema changes for applying the migration.
  3. Inside the up method, use the Schema::table method to modify an existing table. Pass the table name as the first argument.
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use IlluminateSupportFacadesSchema;
use IlluminateDatabaseSchemaBlueprint;
use IlluminateDatabaseMigrationsMigration;

class DropColumnExampleMigration extends Migration
{
    public function up()
    {
        Schema::table('your_table_name', function (Blueprint $table) {
            $table->dropColumn('column_name_to_drop');
        });
    }

    public function down()
    {
        Schema::table('your_table_name', function (Blueprint $table) {
            $table->your_column_type('column_name_to_drop');
        });
    }
}


Make sure to replace 'your_table_name' with the actual name of your table and 'column_name_to_drop' with the name of the column you want to drop.

  1. If you want to revert the migration, you can define the changes to rollback in the down method. In this case, you can use the your_column_type method to recreate the dropped column.
  2. Run the migration using the php artisan migrate command to drop the column.


Note: Make sure to backup your database before making any schema changes, especially when dropping a column, as it can permanently remove the data associated with that column.