Laravel 10 Generate Test or Dummy Data using Factory Tinker

By Hardik Savani November 5, 2023 Category : Laravel

Hi Dev,

This article goes in detailed on laravel 10 factory tinker example. I would like to show you laravel 10 factory seeder. I would like to show you laravel 10 factories. This tutorial will give you a simple example of laravel 10 factory tutorial.

As we know testing is a very important part of any web development project. Sometimes we may require to add hundreds of records in your users table, OR maybe thousands of records. Also, think about if you require to check pagination. then you have to add some records for testing. So what you will do at that moment, You will add manually thousands of records. What do you do? If you add manually thousands of records then it can take more time.

However, Laravel has a tinker that provides to create dummy records to your model table. so in the laravel application, they provide a User model factory created by default. so you can see how to create records using the factory below:

Generate Dummy Users:

php artisan tinker


This by default created a factory of laravel. you can also see that on the following URL: database/factories/UserFactory.php.

Create Custom Factory:

But when you need to create dummy records for your products, items, or admin table then you have to create a new factory using the tinker command. here I will give you a simple example of creating a product factory and you will understand how it works. so let's create a Product Model as like below:



namespace App\Models;

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Factories\HasFactory;

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;

class Product extends Model


use HasFactory;

protected $fillable = [

'name', 'slug', 'detail'



now let's create our custom factory using bellow command:

php artisan make:factory ProductFactory --model=Product

Now they created new factory class for product and you can add as bellow code:



namespace Database\Factories;

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Factories\Factory;

use Illuminate\Support\Str;

use App\Models\Product;


* @extends \Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Factories\Factory<\App\Models\Product>


class ProductFactory extends Factory



* The name of the factory's corresponding model.


* @var string


protected $model = Product::class;


* Define the model's default state.


* @return array


public function definition(): array


return [

'name' => $this->faker->name,

'slug' => Str::slug($this->faker->name),

'detail' => $this->faker->text,




Using Faker you can be used to generate the following data types:


Lorem text

Person i.e. titles, names, gender etc.


Phone numbers




Internet i.e. domains, URLs, emails etc.

User Agents

Payments i.e. MasterCard






As you see above you can simply use data types. Now we are going to create 500 records of products table by following command:

Generate Dummy Product:

php artisan tinker


So i hope you created your 500 dummy records on products table.


I hope it can help you...