Generate Laravel test factories for your models.

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This package will generate factories from your existing models.

That way you can get started with testing your Laravel application more quickly!

It is a forked version of mpociot/laravel-test-factory-helper package.


You can install the package via composer:

composer require thedoctor0/laravel-factory-generator --dev


To generate multiple factories at once, run the artisan command:

php artisan generate:factory

This command will find all models within your application and create test factories.

To generate a factory for only specific model or models, run the artisan command:

php artisan generate:factory User Company

By default, generation will not overwrite any existing model factories.

You can force overwriting existing model factories by using the --force option:

php artisan generate:factory --force

By default, it will search recursively for models under the app/Models (Laravel 8.x) or app for (Laravel 6.x and 7.x).

If your models are within a different folder, you can specify this using --dir option.

In this case, run the artisan command:

php artisan generate:factory --dir app/Models

If your models are within a different namespace, you can specify it using --namespace option.

You just need to execute this artisan command:

php artisan generate:factory --dir vendor/package/src/Models --namespace CustomNamespace\\Models


Migration and Model

Schema::create('users', function (Blueprint $table) {
    $table->string('password', 60);

class User extends Model {
    public function company()
        return $this->belongsTo(Company::class);

Generated Factory

For Laravel 6.x and 7.x:

$factory->define(App\User::class, function (Faker\Generator $faker) {
    return [
        'name' => $faker->name,
        'username' => $faker->userName,
        'email' => $faker->safeEmail,
        'password' => bcrypt($faker->password),
        'company_id' => factory(App\Company::class),
        'remember_token' => Str::random(10),

For Laravel 8.x:

class UserFactory extends Factory
     * The name of the factory's corresponding model.
     * @var string
    protected $model = User::class;

     * Define the model's default state.
     * @return array
    public function definition(): array
        return [
            'name' => $this->faker->name,
            'username' => $this->faker->userName,
            'email' => $this->faker->safeEmail,
            'password' => bcrypt($this->faker->password),
            'company_id' => \App\Company::factory(),
            'remember_token' => Str::random(10),


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