Way to Change Mysql Column Name in Laravel

Hello artisan, hope you are doing a great job. In this quick example i will show you how you can change you datatabe table column name using migration command. To create this change mysql column name in laravel, i will using this doctrine/dbal composer package.

This laravel migration change column name example, i will show you the example code with migration command. Sometimes we need to change our mysql column name using migration. That's why i am here to help you.

To do laravel change column name, install this composer package by the following command:

composer require doctrine/dbal

 

Now assume we have a students table and there is field name fullname. Now we would like to change it fullname to username. Let's do that.

php artisan make:migration rename_fullname_in_students_table --table=students

 

Now update your newly created migration file like below. 

database/rename_fullname_in_students_table.php

use Illuminate\Database\Migrations\Migration;
use Illuminate\Database\Schema\Blueprint;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Schema;

class RenameFullnameInStudentsTable extends Migration
{
    /**
     * Run the migrations.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function up()
    {
        Schema::table('students', function (Blueprint $table) {
            $table->renameColumn('fullname', 'username');
        });
    }

    /**
     * Reverse the migrations.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function down()
    {
        Schema::table('students', function (Blueprint $table) {
            $table->renameColumn('fullname', 'username');
        });
    }
}

 

Execute command to change or rename the column value fullname to username:

 

Read also: Rollback Your Database Migration in Laravel

 

Hope it can help you.

 

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