Automatically generate Laravel docs from request rules, controllers and routes

1.30 2022-11-15 01:43 UTC


We request to have code freeze on new pull requests, and request to please submit issues with regards to the UI that we can cover in the new UI renewal.

Laravel Request Docs

The Hassle-Free automatic API documentation generation for Laravel.
A Swagger alernative.
Supports Open API 3.0.0

Fast: Install on any Laravel Project

Hassle Free: Auto Generate API Documentation for request rules and parameters

Analyze: In built SQL query time analyzer, response time and headers output.

Supports: Postman and OpenAPI 3.0.0 exports.


  • Automatic routes fetching from Laravel Routes
  • Automatic rules fetching from injected Request
  • Support for Authorization Headers
  • Support for SQL query, response time and memory consumption by request on Laravel
  • Intelligent auto request builder using faker.js
  • Display extra documentation using markdown
  • Export laravel API, routes, rules and documentation to Postman and OpenAPI 3.0.0

Read on Medium

Automatically generate api documentation for Laravel without writing annotations.

Read more: https://medium.com/web-developer/laravel-automatically-generate-api-documentation-without-annotations-a-swagger-alternative-e0699409a59e


Lang Versions
PHP 7.4 or 8.0 or 8.1
Laravel 6.* or 8.* or 9.*


You can install the package via composer:

composer require rakutentech/laravel-request-docs --dev

You can publish the config file with:

php artisan vendor:publish --tag=request-docs-config



View in the browser on /request-docs/

Generate a static HTML and open api specification

php artisan lrd:generate

Docs HTML is generated inside docs/.

Just want Open API

View in the browser on /request-docs/?openapi=true

Design pattern

In order for this plugin to work, you need to follow the design pattern by injecting the request class inside the controller. For extra documentation you can use markdown inside your controller method as well.

Design pattern


Generated API documentation




SQL query profile


Response profile


Customize Headers



You write extra documentation in markdown which will be rendered as HTML on the dashboard. Example of using it in controller

     * @lrd:start
     * #Hello markdown
     * ## Documentation for /my route
     * @lrd:end
    public function index(MyIndexRequest $request): Resource

Custom Params

You write extra params with rules with @QAparam comment line

     * @QAparam search string
    public function index(MyIndexRequest $request): Resource
     * @QAparam search string nullable max:32
    public function index(MyIndexRequest $request): Resource




./vendor/bin/phpcs --standard=phpcs.xml --extensions=php --ignore=tests/migrations config/ src/

Fixing lints

./vendor/bin/php-cs-fixer fix src/
./vendor/bin/php-cs-fixer fix config/


  • Initial Release
  • v1.9 Added improvements such as status code, response headers, custom request headers and fixed issues reported by users
  • v1.10 Show PHP memory usage, gzip encoding fix
  • v1.12 Bug Fix of id, and Laravel 9 support
  • v1.13 Laravel 9 support
  • v1.15 Adds Filter and fall back to regexp upon Exception
  • v1.17 Donot restrict to FormRequest
  • v1.18 Fix where prism had fixed height. Allow text area resize.
  • v1.18 Updated UI and pushed unit tests
  • v1.19 Exception -> Throwable for type error
  • v1.20 Feature support open api 3.0.0 #10
  • v1.21 Abililty to add custom params
  • v1.22 Boolean|File|Image support
  • v1.22 Boolean|File|Image support
  • v1.23 Bug fix for lrd doc block #76
  • v1.27 A few fixes on width and added request_methods
  • v1.30 Minor search box filter added