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SQLSTATE[HY000] [1049] Unknown database 'laravel'

I am getting this error while trying to save an object into DB.

SQLSTATE[HY000] [1049] Unknown database 'laravel' (SQL: insert into cards (card_price, active, updated_at, created_at) values (0, 1, 2019-10-10 15:14:43, 2019-10-10 15:14:43))




'mysql' => [
        'driver' => 'mysql',
        'url' => env('DATABASE_URL'),
        'host' => env('DB_HOST', ''),
        'port' => env('DB_PORT', '3306'),
        'database' => env('DB_DATABASE', 'forge'),
        'username' => env('DB_USERNAME', 'forge'),
        'password' => env('DB_T_PASSWORD', ''),
        'unix_socket' => env('DB_SOCKET', ''),
        'charset' => 'utf8mb4',
        'collation' => 'utf8mb4_unicode_ci',
        'prefix' => '',
        'prefix_indexes' => true,
        'strict' => true,
        'engine' => null,
        'options' => extension_loaded('pdo_mysql') ? array_filter([
            PDO::MYSQL_ATTR_SSL_CA => env('MYSQL_ATTR_SSL_CA'),
        ]) : [],


  public function generateCards()
  $card = new Card();
  $card->card_price = 0;
  $card->active = 1;


 Route::get('/generate-cards', 'CardController@generateCards');


class Card extends Model
 protected  $guarded =[];

Migration file

public function up()
    Schema::create('cards', function (Blueprint $table) {

I've tried clearing cache and also have edited DB_PASSWORD To DB_T_PASSWORD as this corrected a similar issue earlier. Double checked the DB name, passwords etc & also other projects are already running also. I'm not able to figure it out.

2023-01-17 00:47:58
show us the Card model and also run php artisan config:cache command
2023-01-17 00:47:58
Have you tried to change database key by cardgame directly to Database.php file ?
2023-01-17 00:47:58
@pr1nc3 php artisan config:cache did the job. Thank you
2023-01-17 00:47:58
@Goms No, but forge will anyway take the same value, right?
2023-01-17 00:47:58
Glad i helped. Posted a full answer of the steps to take when you want to create a new database from scratch and migrate your tables. It could come handy for other users as well.
2023-01-17 00:47:58
@pr1nc3 Yes for sure! It helped!
Answers(6) :
  1. Go to your localhost server and drop the database and recreate a new one named cardgame

  2. Go to your laravel project in console and run php artisan config:cache command. That way all your env variables will be used.

  3. Run php artisan:migrate to run your migrations for your database and create your tables.

If you do the above 3 steps in that order you should be fine.

You must clear the cache because your old configuration is in the cache file, just run this command in your terminal for clear cache:

php artisan config:cache

You can solve this problem by 2 simple step.

Step:1 php artisan config:cache

step:2 php artisan migrate

create database in php admin then migrate your database again php artisan migrate , it's work 100%

I had the same problem and I solved it following these steps:

1) Stop the server

2) Run php artisan config:clear .This command line will remove bootstrap\cache\config.php file

3) Start the server and It should work fine now

I was also experiencing the same error and implimented all the solutions mentioned above but the error kept reoccuring. But I edited the.env and env.example file where the database = "laravel" to the name of my project for instance transportsytem and it worked.The best solution to the problem is editing both .env and env.example files with the name of your database that you created .