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Laravel 5 CRUD Generator

5.6 2018-04-03 09:39 UTC

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Last update: 2020-07-26 03:26:02 UTC


Laravel CRUD Generator


Laravel >=5.1
PHP >= 5.5.9


  1. Run

    composer require jaapmoolenaar.nl/crud-generator
  2. Add service provider to /config/app.php file.

    'providers' => [
  3. Add service provider & aliases for laravelcollective/html to /config/app.php file.

    'providers' => [
    'aliases' => [
        'Form'      => Collective\Html\FormFacade::class,
        'HTML'      => Collective\Html\HtmlFacade::class,
  4. Add service provider & aliases for laracasts/flash to /config/app.php file.

    'providers' => [
    'aliases' => [
        'Flash'     => Laracasts\Flash\Flash::class,
  5. Run composer update if composer hasn't installed the updates already

  6. Publish config file & generator template files.

    php artisan vendor:publish

    This copies the stubs to resources/crud-generator/, remember to enable them in the config ('custom_template' in crudgenerator.php) if you want to use them

Note: You should have configured database for this operation.


Crud command:

php artisan crud:generate Posts --fields="title:string, body:text"

You can also easily include route, set primary key, set views directory etc through options --route, --pk, --view-path as belows:

php artisan crud:generate Posts --fields="title:string:required, body:text:required" --route=yes --pk=id --view-path="admin" --namespace=Admin --route-group=admin


  • --fields : Fields name for the form & model.
  • --route : Include Crud route to routes.php? yes or no.
  • --pk : The name of the primary key.
  • --view-path : The name of the view path.
  • --namespace : Namespace of the controller.
  • --route-group : Prefix of the route group.

Other commands (optional):

For controller generator:

php artisan crud:controller PostsController --crud-name=posts --model-name=Post --view-path="directory" --route-group=admin

For model generator:

php artisan crud:model Post --fillable="['title', 'body']"

For migration generator:

php artisan crud:migration posts --schema="title:string, body:text"

For view generator:

php artisan crud:view posts --fields="title:string, body:text" --view-path="directory" --route-group=admin

By default, the generator will attempt to append the crud route to your routes.php file. If you don't want the route added, you can use the option --route=no.

After creating all resources, run migrate command. If necessary, include the route for your crud as well.

php artisan migrate

If you chose not to add the crud route in automatically (see above), you will need to include the route manually.

Route::resource('posts', 'PostsController');

Supported Field Types

These fields are supported for migration and view's form:

  • string
  • char
  • varchar
  • password
  • email
  • date
  • datetime
  • time
  • timestamp
  • text
  • mediumtext
  • longtext
  • json
  • jsonb
  • binary
  • number
  • integer
  • bigint
  • mediumint
  • tinyint
  • smallint
  • boolean
  • decimal
  • double
  • float

Custom Generator's Stub Template

You can customize the generator's stub files/templates to achieve your need.

  1. Make sure you've published package's assets.

    php artisan vendor:publish
  2. Turn on custom_template support on /config/crudgenerator.php

    'custom_template' => true,
  3. From the directory /resources/crud-generator/ you can modify or customize the stub files.

Other configuration options

You're able to use another layout to extend than 'layouts.master', by using this configuration option: (If it's anything other than the default 'layouts.master', the layout stub will not be copied)

'extend_layout' => 'layouts.app',

If you use another section name in your layout, set it using:

'section_name' => 'sub_content',

Set middleware to be used by the resource controller, using: (Laravel 5.2's 'web' middleware, will be added automatically)

'middleware' => 'auth',


Sohel Amin

Jaap Moolenaar