CakePHP 4 Run Specific Seeder in Non Shell Environment

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Inside this article we will understand CakePHP 4 Run Specific Seeder in Non Shell Environment. Article contains classified information about generating seeders for database table.

Non Shell Environment means executing functions without using shell / terminal etc.

Seeders are those files which generates “test data” for database table. Database Seeding means Inserting Sample data inside database tables. This is usually we do to Test application.

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CakePHP 4 Installation

To create a CakePHP project, run this command into your shell or terminal. Make sure composer should be installed in your system.

$ composer create-project --prefer-dist cakephp/app:~4.0 mycakephp

Above command will creates a project with the name called mycakephp.

Run Specific Seeder

Suppose you have many data seeders available in your application directory in /confirg/Seeds folder.

To Run Seeders in Non Shell Environment we need to follow these steps –

  • Use & Load Migration Class
  • Use Migration Methods

Use & Load Migrations Class

Inside you controller or wherever you are running migrations, you can import this class.

use Migrations\Migrations;

Next, we need to create an instance / object of this class to use it’s methods.

$migrations = new Migrations();

Call Seed Method

To seed data seeders file we use seed() method. This you can use in non shell environment.

$dataSeeder = $migrations->seed();

Above code will execute all seeders available inside /config/Seeds folder.

If you want to seed only a specific seeder file in non shell environment, you can use like this.

$dataSeeder = $migrations->seed([
    "seed" => "ProductsSeed"

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