How to specify a testing database in Laravel 5?

Posted 3 years ago by mkudenko

I'm trying to write unit tests for my models and controllers. I know that Laravel sets the environment to "testing" by default, but I can't figure out where to specify the test database name so it's not version controlled.

I can change the database name in phpunit.xml, but that file is commited:

<env name="DB_DATABASE" value="test_db"/>

Ideally, I'd like it to work like the .env file. .env.test maybe, that is used for unit testing?

Any help and advice are appreciated.

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