How to generate Validation Rules based on your database table schema

November 24, 2023
Zacharias Creutznacher
Zacharias Creutznacher
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

In the fast-paced world of web development, efficiency and automation are key. One repetitive task in this process is defining Validation Rules for data. This is where the "Laravel Schema Rules" package comes into play, especially useful when tasked with defining Validation Rules post-facto for certain endpoints, or for just simplifying the process for defining Validation Rules. The package automatically generates basic Laravel Validation Rules based on your database table schema. This utility is a boon for developers, especially when dealing with complex tables and a multitude of fields, saving time and reducing the potential for error.


You can install the package via composer:

composer require laracraft-tech/laravel-schema-rules --dev

Then publish the config file with:

php artisan vendor:publish --tag="schema-rules-config"


Let's say you've migrated this fictional table:

Generate rules

Now if you run:

php artisan schema:generate-rules persons

You'll get:

Schema-based validation rules for table "persons" have been generated!
Copy & paste these to your controller validation or form request or where ever your validation takes place:
   'first_name' => ['required', 'string', 'min:1', 'max:100'],
   'last_name' => ['required', 'string', 'min:1', 'max:100'],
   'email' => ['required', 'string', 'min:1', 'max:255'],
   'address_id' => ['required', 'exists:addresses,id'],
   'bio' => ['nullable', 'string', 'min:1'],
   'gender' => ['required', 'string', 'in:m,f,d'],
   'birth' => ['required', 'date'],
   'graduated' => ['required', 'integer', 'min:1901', 'max:2155'],
   'body_size' => ['required', 'numeric'],
   'children_count' => ['nullable', 'integer', 'min:0', 'max:255'],
   'account_balance' => ['required', 'integer', 'min:-2147483648', 'max:2147483647'],
   'net_income' => ['required', 'integer', 'min:0', 'max:4294967295'],
   'send_newsletter' => ['nullable', 'boolean']

Generate Form Request Class

Optionally, you can add a <code>--create-request<code> or <code>-c<code> flag, which will create a form request class with the generated rules for you!

For the full documentation checkout the README


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