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Laravel update factory after creation

David Carr

Laravel Framework

    Using a Laravel factory to create a user and then update a relationship directly is possible using factory callbacks. Using a configure method you can call afterCreating and afterMaking closures:

    namespace Database\Factories;
    use App\Models\Tenant;
    use App\Models\User;
    use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Factories\Factory;
    use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Hash;
    use Illuminate\Support\Str;
    class UserFactory extends Factory
        protected $model = User::class;
        public function definition(): array
            return [
                'name'           => $this->faker->name(),
                'slug'           => Str::slug($this->faker->name()),
                'email'          => $this->faker->email(),
                'password'       => Hash::make('password'),
                'is_active'      => 1,
                'remember_token' => Str::random(10),
        public function configure()
            return $this->afterCreating(function (User $user) {
                $user->tenant_id = Tenant::factory()->create([
                    'owner_id' => $user->id

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