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How to delete a model using php artisan?

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

Is there a command to safely delete a model in Laravel 5? To create a model we use

php artisan make:model modelname

And that will create a model under app folder, and also a migration in database/migrations

But what I can’t find is how to delete a model…

How to&Answers:

Deleting a model: just delete the model under App/ or whatever other folder.

Deleting a migration: if you have migrated it (meaning the database has suffered changes) you have two choices:

The “project starting”/ugly way is to migrate:rollback until the migration is undone (if it was the last migration you did, one rollback is enough, if not, you’re gonna have to rollback a couple of times) then delete the migration file (the one inside the database/migrations folder. Important thing here: the migration’s class will still be autoloader by composer. So you have to remove the migration class loading from vendor/composer/autoload_classmap.php. Maybe composer dumpautoload will work, it didn’t for me though. If you have no important data in the DB and you can wipe it, delete the migration file, composer dumpautoload then run php artisan migrate:refresh. This will rollback every migration then migrate everything back in.

The “this is in production and I messed up” way: create another migration where the up method is dropping the first migration’s table, down is creating it (basically the up method from the first migration). Leave the two migration files in there, don’t remove them.

If you haven’t migrated it, just delete the migration file, composer dumpautoload and if you have some class/file not found error, check if vendor/composer/autoload_classmap.php has the class of the file you just removed and delete the row there.

Answer:

search in vendor/composer/autoload_classmap.php
Ctrl+F write modelname
delete allow edit this folder and delete model path

Answer:

You can delete model in App folder if you see this error (Model Already Exists!)

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Answer:

The problem can also arise when your database name is different from the one defined in .env file.

DB_DATABASE=laravel

By default, database structure in .env sets database name as laravel. You can replace laravel with the name of your database.

Answer:

Here is what I’ve created for my project to remove controller and model

app/Console/Commands/RemoveController.php

<?php

namespace App\Console\Commands;

use Illuminate\Console\Command;

class RemoveController extends Command
{
    /**
     * The name and signature of the console command.
     *
     * @var string
     */
    protected $signature = 'remove:controller {name}';

    /**
     * The console command description.
     *
     * @var string
     */
    protected $description = 'Remove the controller class';

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

    /**
     * Execute the console command.
     *
     * @return mixed
     */
    public function handle():void
    {
        $controllerName = $this->argument('name').'.php';
        $controllerPath = base_path('app/Http/Controllers/').$controllerName;
        if(file_exists($controllerPath)){
            unlink($controllerPath);
            $this->line('Controller removed successfully.');
        }else{
            $this->line('No controller found.');
        }
    }
}

app/Console/Commands/RemoveModel.php

<?php

namespace App\Console\Commands;

use Illuminate\Console\Command;

class RemoveModel extends Command
{
    /**
     * The name and signature of the console command.
     *
     * @var string
     */
    protected $signature = 'remove:model {name}';

    /**
     * The console command description.
     *
     * @var string
     */
    protected $description = 'Remove the model class';

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

    /**
     * Execute the console command.
     *
     * @return mixed
     */
    public function handle():void
    {
        $modelName = $this->argument('name').'.php';
        $modelPath = base_path('app/').$modelName;
        if(file_exists($modelPath)){
            unlink($modelPath);
            $this->line('Model removed successfully.');
        }else{
            $this->line('No controller found.');
        }
    }
}

I Hope this helps someone

Answer:

No command, just do it manually and its safe

  1. Delete the model first (if you don’t) need the model any longer
  2. Delete the migration from ...database/migrations folder
  3. If you have already migrated i.e if you have already run php artisan migrate, log into your phpmyadmin or SQL(whichever the case is) and in your database, delete the table created by the migration
  4. Still within your database, in the migrations folder, locate the row with that migration file name and delete the row.

Works for me, hope it helps!