Auto-generate models for a Laravel 5 project.

1.3.3 2018-01-23 20:23 UTC

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Auto-generate models for a Laravel 5 project.

Note: it is recommended to abandon this package and use corex/lmodel instead. It is more up-to-date and uses doctrine/dbal instead of native sql + other advantages. There are a few changes in configuration but easy to convert config to corex/lmodel.

You can continue to use this package. I will do my best to support future versions.

Only MySQL will be supported.

Connects to your existing database and auto-generates models based on existing schema.

  • Support for multiple dababases.
  • Support for magic properties.
  • Support for custom methods.
  • Support for guarded fields.
  • Support for "extends".
  • Support for extra column-attributes after magic properties.
  • Support for building constants in model.
  • Support for multiple "uses".
  • Support for custom "indent".


Run "composer require mrcorex/laravel-model-generator".

Add a configuration-file called corex and add following code to it. Modify it to suit your needs.

return [
    'laravel-model-generator' => [
        'path' => base_path('app/Models'),
        'namespace' => 'App\Models',
        'databaseSubDirectory' => true,
        'extends' => '',
        'indent' => "\t",
        'uses' => [],
        'const' => [
            '{connection}' => [
                '{table}' => [
                    'id' => '{id}',
                    'name' => '{name}',
                    'prefix' => '{prefix}',
                    'suffix' => '{suffix}',
                    'replace' => [
                        'XXXX' => 'YYYY',


  • path - where models are saved.
  • namespace - namespace of models.
  • databaseSubDirectory - true/false if name of database-connection should be applied to namespace/directory. Name will automatically be converted to PascalCase.
  • extends - (optional) class to extend instead of "Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model". Default ''.
  • indent - (optional) String to use as indent i.e. "\t". Default 4 spaces.
  • uses - (optional) List of use's. Warning: it does not clean up old uses, if you change "extends" after model initially was created.
  • const - (optional) This section is used to specify connections and tables which should contains constants from content of table.
  • {connection} - (optional) Name of connection.
  • {table} - (optional) Name of table.
  • {id} - (required) Name of field to get id from used in constant as value.
  • {name} - (required) Name of field to get name of constant.
  • {prefix} - (optional) Prefix to add to each name of constant.
  • {suffix} - (optional) Suffix to add to each name of constant.
  • replace - (optional) Values to replace in name of constant.

To register it and make sure you have this option available for development only, add following code to AppServiceProviders@register.

public function register()
    if ($this->app->environment() == 'local') {


php artisan help make:models


  • connection: Name of connection to generate models from. It will be added to namespace/path for separation of models. It is possible to disable this.
  • tables: Comma separated table names to generate. Specify "." to generate all.


  • guarded: Comma separated list of guarded fields.