How to Create Seeder with JSON data in Laravel?

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In this short tutorial we will cover an laravel seed from json file lesson. i explained simply about how to create seeder with json file in laravel. if you have question about laravel seeder from json file then i will give simple lesson with solution. we will help you to give lesson of laravel seeder json.

Sometime we need to read long json file and store that data in you database and we need to do maybe in every setup then we always choose seeder for that. so here i will give you very simple lesson of how to create seeder with json data in laravel and you can use this lesson with laravel 6, laravel 7 and laravel 8 version.

Lesson 1: Create Json File

in first step we will create country json file with name and code. so you can create data folder inside database folder and put that file as bellow preview:


Lesson 2: Create Seeder and Country Model

here, we will create migration for countries table. so let's create migration as bellow:

php artisan make:migration create_countries_table



use Illuminate\Database\Migrations\Migration;

use Illuminate\Database\Schema\Blueprint;

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Schema;

class CreateCountriesTable extends Migration



* Run the migrations.


* @return void


public function up()


Schema::create('countries', function (Blueprint $table) {








* Reverse the migrations.


* @return void


public function down()





now let's run migration:

php artisan migrate

next, add soft delete facade in user model as like bellow:



namespace App\Models;

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Factories\HasFactory;

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;

class Country extends Model


use HasFactory;

protected $fillable = [

'name', 'code'



Lesson 3: Create Seeder

In this step, we need to create add seeder for country lists.

Create Seeder with bellow command

php artisan make:seeder CountrySeeder



namespace Database\Seeders;

use Illuminate\Database\Seeder;

use App\Models\Country;

use File;

class CountrySeeder extends Seeder



* Run the database seeds.


* @return void


public function run()



$json = File::get("database/data/country.json");

$countries = json_decode($json);

foreach ($countries as $key => $value) {


"name" => $value->name,

"code" => $value->code





now let's run seeder:

php artisan db:seed --class=CountrySeeder

now you can see bellow added country lists on your table:

I hope it can help you.

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