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Laravel 8 database factory not found!

Thouhedul Islam
11 months ago

For some reason, if you change the model directory in laravel 8, you may face issues with creating the factory. It will show you the following error-

Class 'Database\Factories\Your\Directory\Models\ModelFactory' not found

It's because of the way laravel 8 changes the factory.


Now in your, every model (that has factory) need to define a new method like that way-

protected static function newFactory()
        return \Your\Directory\Database\Factories\ModelFactory::new();

If you think your database factories will be in \Your\Directory permanently, I suggest you can change in the composer.json file-

"autoload": {
        "psr-4": {
            "App\\": "app/",
            "Database\\Factories\\": "your/directory/factories/",
            "Database\\Seeders\\": "database/seeders/",
            "Gleif\\Otrs\\": "otrs/"

Now run-

composer dumpautoload

Then on the model side, simply add-

protected static function newFactory()
        return \Database\Factories\ModelFactory::new();

Hope it will help you.

Hello. I’m Thouhedul Islam. Some people also know me as Suchi.

I am a Full-stack Developer. I love to play with PHP especially Laravel, JavaScript, MySql, and the latest web technology. Currently, I am working for GLEIF as my day time job.

At night I love to solve problems for the community. I love to be active at Laracasts.