Laravel Import Large SQL File using Seeder Example

By Hardik Savani | January 13, 2021 | Category : Laravel

Hello Dev,

This example is focused on laravel import large sql file. if you want to see example of laravel import data from sql file then you are a right place. you'll learn laravel seeder large sql file. you can understand a concept of laravel seed from sql file large file.

you can easily import large sql file using seeder in laravel 6, laravel 7 and laravel 8 version.

If you need to import directly sql file into database then how you will do? and if it's large file then how you can do it. i will give you simple example how to import large sql file using laravel seeder.

so let's simply create seeder with following command and write code as bellow:

php artisan make:seeder ImportTableSeeder

now it's create ImportTableSeeder.php file on seeders folder. so let's update as bellow:

make sure you have one sql file call "data.sql" in public folder



namespace Database\Seeders;

use Illuminate\Database\Seeder;

class ImportTableSeeder extends Seeder



* Run the database seeds.


* @return void


public function run()


$sql = public_path('data.sql');

$db = [

'username' => env('DB_USERNAME'),

'password' => env('DB_PASSWORD'),

'host' => env('DB_HOST'),

'database' => env('DB_DATABASE')


exec("mysql --user={$db['username']} --password={$db['password']} --host={$db['host']} --database {$db['database']} < $sql");

\Log::info('SQL Import Done');



now you can easily run with bellow command:

php artisan db:seed --class=ImportTableSeeder

now it will works for you.

i hope it can help you...

Tags : Laravel

Hardik Savani
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