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Started a new Conversation General Error: 1 No Such Table: Main.id (SQL: Insert Into "sessions"...)

I've got a very scary exception on my unit test for a simple insert by a simple factory

Illuminate\Database\QueryException : SQLSTATE[HY000]: General error: 1 no such table: main.id (SQL: insert into "sessions" ("title", "order", "start_screen", "overview_screen", "journey_id", "updated_at", "created_at") values (vero, 8, nostrum, reiciendis, 1, 2020-03-26 19:58:35, 2020-03-26 19:58:35))

My unit test:

class SessionTest extends TestCase
    use DatabaseMigrations, RefreshDatabase;

     * A basic unit test example.
     * @return void
    public function testSession()
        /** @var Journey $journey */
        $journey = factory(Journey::class)->create();
        /** @var Session $session */
        $session = factory(Session::class)->create([ 'journey_id' => $journey->id ]);


My Session model

class Session extends Model

     * The attributes that are mass assignable.
     * @var array
    public $fillable = [

     * Journey of session
     * @return \Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Relations\BelongsTo
    public function journey() {
        return $this->belongsTo(Journey::class, 'journeys');

My Session factory

$factory->define(\App\Session::class, function (Faker $faker) {
    return [
        'title' => $faker->word,
        'order' => $faker->numberBetween(0, 10),
        'start_screen' => $faker->word,
        'overview_screen' => $faker->word,

My sessions schema:

class CreateSessionsTable extends Migration
     * Run the migrations.
     * @return void
    public function up()
        Schema::create('sessions', function (Blueprint $table) {


The factory for my model Journey works perfectly.

I don't know why this factory is searching for table "main". Do you know what this means?

2 weeks ago
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Started a new Conversation Laravel 7 Default Database Connection Invalid

At the beginning of developing i've problems with selecting rows in database tables that are not found by larave with

DB::query('select * from mytable');



I have found out through unit tests that laravel uses sqlite as default database connection instead of mysql. My settings in .env file are not imported correctly into conf/database.php. My .env contents:


The connection to my mysql database works fine when i test it with MySQL Workbench or other programs.

Here is my unit test:

public function testDefaultConnectionSettings()
        $this->assertEquals('mysql', DB::getDefaultConnection());

Is this an known issue in laravel 7? I'm running laravel 7 in laradock on MacOS Catalina.