How to dynamically run migrations in laravel

If you want to execute the migration from outside of the CLI, for example in a route, you can do so using the Artisan facade:

For the Laravel 7 and properly 6:

Use this solution:

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Artisan; 


You can pass optional parameters such as force and path as an array to the second argument in


use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Artisan; 

Artisan::call('migrate', array('--path' => 'app/migrations', '--force' => true));

The --force is necessary because Laravel will, by default, prompt you for a yes/no in production, as it’s a potentially destructive command. Without --force, your code will just sit there spinning its wheels (Laravel’s waiting for a response from the CLI, but you’re not in the CLI).

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