How to Add Blob Data Type using Laravel Migration - TechvBlogs

How to Add Blob Data Type using Laravel Migration

Learn how to effortlessly integrate Blob data types into your Laravel database with step-by-step guidance on using migrations.

Smit Pipaliya - Author - TechvBlogs
Smit Pipaliya

1 week ago

In this article, we'll delve into Laravel migrations with a focus on the blob data type. We'll show you how to seamlessly integrate blob data into your Laravel project. This example is tailored to improve your understanding of Laravel migrations, particularly when dealing with binary data. In this article, we'll demonstrate how to implement a Laravel migration for storing blog images.

Laravel migrations offer a convenient binary() method that allows us to incorporate MySQL blob data types into our Laravel projects. In this instance, we'll create a straightforward "products" table with a blob data type. Let's explore the code example:

Here, we will create a product table by adding Blob to the data type.

Create a new migration using the following command:

php artisan make:migration create_products_table

Now, You can update it as below:



use Illuminate\Database\Migrations\Migration;
use Illuminate\Database\Schema\Blueprint;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Schema;

class CreateProductsTable extends Migration
     * Run the migrations.
     * @return void
    public function up()
        Schema::create('products', function (Blueprint $table) {
            $table->binary('image'); // This line adds the blob column for images

     * Reverse the migrations.
     * @return void
    public function down()

In this Laravel migration, we've created a "products" table with essential columns like "id," "name," "description," and "timestamps." The key addition here is the binary('image') line, which defines a blob column for storing images.

Now, you are ready to run the migration command:

php artisan migrate


In conclusion, this article has provided a comprehensive guide to incorporating blob data types into Laravel migrations. By utilizing the binary() method, we've demonstrated how to create a "products" table with a blob column specifically tailored for storing images. This approach ensures your Laravel project is equipped to manage binary data efficiently.

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