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Create Custom Artisan Command - Laravel

you will learn how to create a custom artisan command in the Laravel 8 application and use the custom laravel artisan command to generate the test data or user records and insert them into the database
To create a new command, you may use the make:command Artisan command. This command will generate a new command class inside the app/Console/Commands folder

php artisan make:command generateUserData
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you have to go to the app/Console/Commands/generateUserData.php
The handle() function holds the logic to run the factory tinker command, manifesting the records in the database

<?php

namespace App\Console\Commands;

use Illuminate\Console\Command;
use App\Models\User;


class generateUserData extends Command
{
    /**
     * The name and signature of the console command.
     *
     * @var string
     */
    protected $signature = 'create:generate-users {count}';

    /**
     * The console command description.
     *
     * @var string
     */
    protected $description = 'Creates test user data and insert into the database.';

    /**
     * Create a new command instance.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function __construct()
    {
        parent::__construct();
    }

    /**
     * Execute the console command.
     *
     * @return int
     */
    public function handle()
    {
        $usersData = $this->argument('count');

        for ($i = 0; $i < $usersData; $i++) { 
            User::factory()->create();
        }          
    }
}
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Run Custom Artisan Command

php artisan create:generate-users 250
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Finally I invite you to try the next Artisan in the next link in the handle() function and enjoy the results
https://laravel.com/docs/8.x/artisan#writing-output
https://laravel.com/docs/8.x/artisan#tables
https://laravel.com/docs/8.x/artisan#progress-bars

I hope you enjoyed the code.

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