Running Database Migrations

Problem

You want to run your database migrations.

Solution

Use the php artisan migrate command.

$ php artisan migrate

You'll see a list of what migrations ran.

If you just want to see what would happen if you were to migrate, use the --pretend option.

$ php artisan migrate --pretend

This will show you everything that would happen to your data, but doesn't actually make any changes.

Discussion

You can seed your database too.

Use the --seed option and your database will be seeded after the migrations occur. That is, if you have any seeds set up.

See Seeding Your Database recipe.

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