How to connect to mysql with laravel

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Can Anyone explain me about how to connect mysql with laravel?

Thanx in advanced!
Apr 9, 2020 in Laravel by kartik
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Hello,

Laravel makes it very easy to manage your database connections through app/config/database.php.

As you noted, it is looking for a database called 'database'. The reason being that this is the default name in the database configuration file.

'mysql' => array(
    'driver'    => 'mysql',
    'host'      => 'localhost',
    'database'  => 'database', <------ Default name for database
    'username'  => 'root',
    'password'  => '',
    'charset'   => 'utf8',
    'collation' => 'utf8_unicode_ci',
    'prefix'    => '',
),

Change this to the name of the database that you would like to connect to like this:

'mysql' => array(
    'driver'    => 'mysql',
    'host'      => 'localhost',
    'database'  => 'my_awesome_data', <------ change name for database
    'username'  => 'root',            <------ remember credentials
    'password'  => '',
    'charset'   => 'utf8',
    'collation' => 'utf8_unicode_ci',
    'prefix'    => '',
),

Once you have this configured correctly you will easily be able to access your database!

Thank You!!

answered Apr 9, 2020 by Niroj
• 82,720 points

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