Generates Laravel Migrations from an existing database

2.0.24 2021-01-26 01:39 UTC


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Generate Laravel Migrations from an existing database, including indexes and foreign keys!



Laravel 6/7/8/9 installation

The recommended way to install this is through composer:

composer require oscarafdev/migrations-generator --dev

In Laravel 5.5+ the service providers will automatically get registered.


To generate migrations from a database, you need to have your database setup in Laravel's Config.

Run php artisan migrate:generate to create migrations for all the tables, or you can specify the tables you wish to generate using php artisan migrate:generate table1,table2,table3,table4,table5. You can also ignore tables with --ignore="table3,table4,table5"

Laravel Migrations Generator will first generate all the tables, columns and indexes, and afterwards setup all the foreign key constraints. So make sure you include all the tables listed in the foreign keys so that they are present when the foreign keys are created.

You can also specify the connection name if you are not using your default connection with --connection="connection_name"

Run php artisan help migrate:generate for a list of options.

Check out Chung Tran's blog post for a quick step by step introduction: Generate Migrations from an existing database in Laravel 4


Changelog for Laravel Migrations Generator

Jan 2021: v2.0.24

  • Support for Laravel 8
  • Fixed a issue where double single quotes were generated

Ago 2020: v2.0.23

  • Added support for precisions in timestamp.
  • Fixed an issue with the text type.
  • Fixed other reported bugs

May 2020: v2.0.19

  • Support for Laravel 7

Thank You

Thanks to Jeffrey Way for his amazing Laravel-4-Generators package. This package depends greatly on his work.


Bernhard Breytenbach (@BBreyten)

Oscar Fernandez (@oscarafdev)



The Laravel Migrations Generator is open-sourced software licensed under the MIT license