MigBuilder: a tool to generate Laravel’s Eloquent files

MigBuilder is a tool to reverse engineer a MySQL database into Models, Factories, Seeders & Migrations files for Laravel Eloquent ORM.


MigBuilder is a tool to reverse engineer a MySQL database into Models, Factories, Seeders & Migrations files for Laravel Eloquent ORM.

It reads the database structure and completes as much code as possible to ease the model generation in Laravel.

Unless the model is structured exactly as expected, the code files will contain non accurate lines or declarations. So it is ALWAYS recommended to check the code once is generated.

The ‘perfect’ tables definition is:

  • Tables should contain a single column primary key, better if its name is ‘id’
  • Relationships have to be declared and always be composed of one single column
  • Not frequent datatypes (binary, longtext, …) have not been tested yet

composer require pangodream/migbuilder


php artisan migbuilder originschema

Migbuilder will read originschema database (originschema is the connection name in Laravel config/app.php file) and will generate the migration, model, seeder and factory files for each of the tables A good practice is two have two different connections declared in Laravel config/database.php file:

  • One alternative connection pointing to the existing database to be reverse engineered
  • The main connection that will be used to deploy migrate files and use models in

CAUTION: If you use the command above and any of the generated files already exists, the generation will not begin unless you specify the overwrite (–overwrite) parameter. Notice that using overwrite will destroy the information you have in any of your files having the same name.

NOTE: Migbuilder is not an error free code generator, but a help to save hand code lines, so you should review the generated code in every case.

I hope it to help you and if you have any comment, please let me know.

Sample generated files:

Source DDL

CREATE TABLE product (
id INT(11) NOT NULL,
description VARCHAR(45) NOT NULL DEFAULT '',
subcategory_id INT(11) NOT NULL DEFAULT '0',
brand_id INT(11) NOT NULL DEFAULT '0',
quantity VARCHAR(45) NOT NULL DEFAULT '0',
INDEX FK_products_subcategories (subcategory_id),
INDEX FK_products_brands (brand_id),
CONSTRAINT FK_products_brands FOREIGN KEY (brand_id) REFERENCES brand (id),
CONSTRAINT FK_products_subcategories FOREIGN KEY (subcategory_id) REFERENCES subcategory (id)

Migration file

/* Generated automatically using MigBuilder by Pangodream */

use Illuminate\Database\Migrations\Migration;
use Illuminate\Database\Schema\Blueprint;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Schema;

class CreateProductTable extends Migration
     * Run the migrations.
     * @return void
    public function up()
        Schema::create('product', function (Blueprint $table) {
            $table->string('name', 45)->default('');
            $table->string('slug', 45)->default('');
            $table->string('description', 45)->default('');
            $table->string('price', 45)->default('');
            $table->string('quantity', 45)->default('0');

            // Indexes

            // Constraints & Foreign Keys

     * Reverse the migrations.
     * @return void
    public function down()


Model file

/* Generated automatically using MigBuilder by Pangodream */

namespace App\Models;

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Factories\HasFactory;
use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;

class Product extends Model
    use HasFactory;
    protected $table = 'product';

    // Fillables (remove the columns you don't need)
    protected $fillable = ['id', 'name', 'slug', 'description', 'price', 'subcategory_id', 'brand_id', 'quantity', ];

    // Parent relationships (change belongsTo to belongsToMany or similar if needed)
    public function Subcategory(){
        return $this->belongsTo(Subcategory::class);
    public function Brand(){
        return $this->belongsTo(Brand::class);
    // Child relationships (change hasMany to hasOne or similar if needed)
    public function ColorProduct(){
        return $this->hasMany(ColorProduct::class);
    public function Size(){
        return $this->hasMany(Size::class);


Seeder file

/* Generated automatically using MigBuilder by Pangodream */

namespace Database\Seeders;

use Illuminate\Database\Seeder;
use App\Models\Product;

class ProductSeeder extends Seeder
     * Run the database seeds.
     * @return void
    public function run()
    // Record sample structure
    $product = [
        //'id' =>  ,
        //'name' => '',
        //'slug' => '',
        //'description' => '',
        //'price' => '',
        //'subcategory_id' =>  ,
        //'brand_id' =>  ,
        //'quantity' => '',


Factory file

/* Generated automatically using MigBuilder by Pangodream */

namespace Database\Factories;

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Factories\Factory;
use App\Models\Product;

class ProductFactory extends Factory
    protected $model = Product::class;
     * Define the model's default state.
     * @return array
    public function definition()
        return [

Laravel + Apache + Windows = 403 Forbidden

Just some advice to prevent “403 – Forbidden” error when loading the root page of a new fresh Laravel installation on Windows/Apache:

1.- Do not modify .htaccess file: the issue is not there.

2.- Use virtualhosts configuration in your httpd.conf file

3.- Try to keep your configuration clear and simple. Once you make it work you can add extra features.

This could be a good starting point to configure your VistualHost entry, and please pay special attention to the DirectoryIndex entry:


<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot "/var/www/html/yoursite/public"
    DirectoryIndex index.php
    ServerName yoursite.local
    <Directory "/var/www/html/yoursite/public">
        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride All    
        Require all granted