Laravel includes the ability to seed your database with data using seed classes. All seed classes are stored in the database/seeders directory. Same as in Laravel with Eloquent, you can use default Laravel seeders to seed your data into the database, by using CycleORM database factories.

✏️ Writing Seeders

Seeder classes are generated, same as it is in Laravel, using the make:seeder Artisan command. These classes are stored in the database/seeders directory. Seeder classes may have any name you wish, but probably should follow some sensible convention, such as PostSeeder, CommentSeeder, UserSeeder etc.

php artisan make:seeder PostSeeder

⚡️ Using Entity Factories

Best way to use seeders is to use Entity Factories, which is provided by wayofdev/laravel-cycle-orm-factories. You can create a factory for each of your entities and use them to seed your database.

In this documentation section we will use examples from Factories documentation page.

For example, let's create 20 posts and 10 comments for each post:

namespace Database\Seeders\Post;
use Illuminate\Database\Seeder;
use Database\Factories\Post\PostFactory;
use Database\Factories\Post\Comment\CommentFactory;
use Database\Factories\User\UserFactory;
final class PostSeeder extends Seeder
    public function run(): void
        $author = UserFactory::new()->createOne();
        $posts = PostFactory::new()->withUser($author)->times(20)->create();
        $posts->each(function (Post $post): void {
                'post' => $post,

Check also Laravel Database Seeders documentation.