Add Blob Data Type using Laravel Migration

A Blob (Binary Large Object) data type is a specialized data type used in databases to store large amounts of binary data.

In this tutorial, we'll demonstrate how to implement a Laravel migration for storing blog images. Laravel migrations offer a convenient binary() method that allows us to incorporate MySQL blob data types into our Laravel projects. In this instance, we'll create a straightforward "products" table with a blob data type. Let's explore the code example:

Here, we will create a product table by adding Blob to the data type.

Create a new migration using the following command:

php artisan make:migration create_products_table

Now, You can update it as below:

database/migrations/migration_name.php

<?php

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

class CreateProductsTable extends Migration
{
    /**
     * Run the migrations.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function up()
    {
        Schema::create('products', function (Blueprint $table) {
            $table->id();
            $table->string('name');
            $table->text('description');
            $table->binary('image'); // This line adds the blob column for images
            $table->timestamps();
        });
    }

    /**
     * Reverse the migrations.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function down()
    {
        Schema::dropIfExists('products');
    }
}

In this Laravel migration, we've created a "products" table with essential columns like "id," "name," "description," and "timestamps." The key addition here is the binary('image') line, which defines a blob column for storing images.

Now, you are ready to run the migration command:

php artisan migrate

Conclusion

this article has provided a comprehensive guide to incorporating blob data types into Laravel migrations. By utilizing the binary() method, we've demonstrated how to create a "products" table with a blob column specifically tailored for storing images. This approach ensures your Laravel project is equipped to manage binary data efficiently.

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Add Blob Data Type using Laravel Migration
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