Do you have a well structured database and you want to make a Laravel Application on top of it. By using this tools you can generate Models which have necessary methods and property, Request class with rules, generate route from controllers method and its parameter and full features form with valida

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Do you have a well structed database and you want to make a Laravel Application on top of it. By using this tools you can generate Models which have necessary methods and property, Request class with rules, generate route from controllers method and its parameter and full features form with validation error message and more with a single line of command. So lets start. See demo code and slides


composer require digitaldream/laracrud --dev


  1. Add this line to config/app.php providers array . Not needed if you are using laravel 5.5 or greater
  1. Then Run
    php artisan vendor:publish --provider="LaraCrud\LaraCrudServiceProvider"


Then you can see new commands by running 'php artisan'

  • laracrud:model {tableName} {name?} {--on=} {--off=}: Create model based on table
  • laracrud:request {Model} {name?} {--resource=} {--controller=} {--api}: Create Request Class/es based on table
  • laracrud:Controller {Model} {name?} {--parent=} {--only=} {--api}: Create Controller Class based on Model
  • laracrud:mvc {table} {--api}: Run above commands into one place
  • laracrud:route {controller} {--api}: Create routes based on controller method
  • laracrud:view {Model} {--page=(index|create|edit|show|form|table|panel|modal)} {--type=} {--name=} {--controller=}
  • laracrud:migration {table}: Create a migration file based on Table structure. Its opposite of normal migration file creation in Laravel
  • laracrud:policy {model} {--controller=} {--name=}
  • laracrud:package {--name=}
  • laracrud:transformer {model} {name?}: Create a dingo api transformer for a model
  • laracrud:test {controller} {--api}: Create test methods for each of the method of a controller

N.B: --api option will generate api resource. Like Controller, Request, Route, Test. Dingo API compatible code will be generated . See API documentation

How to Use

Create a Model

There are some good practice for model in Laravel. Use scope to define query, define fillable, dates, casts etc. Also define relation, setAttribute and getAttribute for doing work before and after model save and fetch.

We are going to create this thing automatically by reading table structure and its relation to others table.

    php artisan laracrud:model users

By default Model Name will be based on Table name. But Model name can be specified as second parameter. Like below

php artisan laracrud:model users MyUser

Video Tutorial

Create Request

A well structured table validate everything before inserting . You can not insert a illegal date in a birth_date column if its data type set to date.So if we have this logic set on table why we should write it on Request again. Lets use this table logic to create a request class in laravel.

php artisan laracrud:request MyUser

Here MyUser is Eloquent Model. From LaraCrud version 4.* this command accept Model Name instead of Table

Like Model Name we can also specify a custom request name.

php artisan laracrud:request User RegisterRequest

Also If you like to create multiple request for your resourceful controller then

php artisan laracrud:request User –-resource=index,show,create,update,destroy

It will create a folder users on app/Http/Requests folder and create these request classes. Sometimes you may like to create individual request class for each of your controller method then.

php artisan laracrud:request User –-controller=UserController
php artisan laracrud:request User --controller=UserController --api //this will generated Request for API usages

It will read your controller and create request classes for your Public method

video tutorial

Create Controller

    php artisan laracrud:controller User
    //Or Give a controller name.
    php artisan laracrud:controller User MyUserController
    //Or we can give a sub namespace
    php artisan laracrud:controller User User/UserController
    //It will create a folder User to controllers
    php artisan laracrud:controller Comment --parent=Post // it will create a sub resource CommentController

This will create a controller which have create, edit, save and delete method with codes . It also handle your relation syncronization

video tutorial

Create View

A typical form represent a database table. E.g. for a Registration form it has all the input field which is necessary for users table. Most of the time we use Bootstrap to generate a form . It has error field highlighting if validation fails. Also display value. This all can be done by

 php artisan laracrud:view User --page=form
 php artisan laracrud:view User --page=index --type=panel //There are three type of layout for index page panel,table and tabpan
 php artisan laracrud:view User --controller=UserController // Create all the views which is not created yet for this controller

Here User is Eloquent Model. From LaraCrud version 4.* this command accept Model Name instead of Table

This will create a complete users crud view.

video tutorial

Create Route

Routes are the most vital part of a laravel application. WE create routes by its public methods and parameter. Lets do this work to rotue command.

    php artisan laracrud:route UserController
    php artisan laracrud:route UserController --api // generate api routes for this conroller

If you have some routes already redine for then do not worry. It will create routes for which does not define yet. Please use forward slash(/) for sub namespace. For example,

 php artisan laracrud:route Auth/AuthController


Laravel have default policy generator. It works like same with one extra feature that is create policy method based on controller public methods.

php artisan laracrud:policy User 
// will create policy class with basic methods
php artisan laracrud:policy User --controller=UserController
// create method based on Controller public methods


Packages gives us opportunity to create/use components into our existing application. That make our code reusable. Laravel package has similar structure as a Laravel application has.

php artisan laracrud:package Hello

This will create a folder same structure as a Laravel application has into your /packages folder See Package documentation Video tutorial


We need to test our routes endpoints. To create test class based on a controller do the following

php artisan laracrud:test UserController
// or to make api test just pass --api like below
php artisan laracrud:test UserController --api


Transformer are a vital part of Dingo API. To expose a model to api endpoint Transformer play media between api and model.

php artisan laracrud:transformer User

See API documentation

Create everything at once

If we need all the command to then just to

    php artisan laracrud:mvc users
    php artisan laracrud:mvc users --api // create all the API related resources

It will create Model, Request, Controller, View. Then you just need to run route command to create routes.


Somethings we may need to create a migration file from a table. Then this command will be useful. It will generate all the necessary code for your migration files. So your migration file is ready to use.

php artisan laracrud:migration users

Customize Code Template

Coding Style differ from developer to developer. So you can control how your code will be generated. Code templates are organized by folder in resources/vendor/laracrud/templates . Go there and change the style. After that your code will be generated by reading these files. Please do not remove or change @@placeHolder@@. This will be replaced by application.

NB: only for mysql database

It is recommended to take a look in the generated file before use it.

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