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How to seed a pivot table in Laravel

Posted 9 months ago by afoysal

I have 3 tables Applicant,Skills and Applicant_skill. Here Applicant_skill is the pivot table. One Applicant has many Skills. I am trying to write factory like below.

**ApplicantSkillFactory.php**

<?php

use Faker\Generator as Faker;

$factory->define(App\Applicant_skill::class, function (Faker $faker) {
    return [
        'applicant_id' => \App\Applicant::all()->random()->id,
        'skill_id' => \App\Skills::all()->random()->id,
    ];
});

ApplicantsTableSeeder.php

<?php

use Illuminate\Database\Seeder;

class ApplicantsTableSeeder extends Seeder
{
    public function run()
    {
        factory(App\Applicant::class,20)->create()->each(function ($u) {
            $u->Applicant_skill()->associate(factory(App\Applicant_skill::class)->make());
        });
    }
}

Now how can I seed those 3 tables ?

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