Laravel 8 Create JSON File & Download From Text

Laravel 8 Create JSON File & Download From Text

Laravel 8 converts form-data or text file data to JSON format data and insert into MySQL database also download. In this tutorial, you will learn how to store text file data from JSON data into MySQL db and download it.

As well as how to convert string data or text file data into JSON format data and how to insert JSON data into MySQL using laravel.

This tutorial will guide you how to create form and store form or text data into database with json format and as well as how to download it in laravel 8 app.

How to JSON file download And From Text File Or Form Data in Laravel 8?

  • Step 1: Install Laravel Latest Setup
  • Step 2: Setup Database
  • Step 3: Generate migration and model
  • Step 4: Migrate Database
  • Step 5: Add Route
  • Step 6: Create controller
  • Step 7: Create blade view
  • Step 8: Start Development Server

Step 1: Install Laravel Latest Setup

First of all, you need to download laravel fresh setup name Laravel Json to insert or store data into laravel DB app. So, use the below command and download fresh new laravel setup:

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel LaravelJson

Step 2: Setup Database

In this step, add the database details in the .env file. So Navigate to your project root directory and open .env file. Then set up database credential into it:

 DB_CONNECTION=mysql 
DB_HOST=127.0.0.1
DB_PORT=3306
DB_DATABASE=here your database name here
DB_USERNAME=here database username here
DB_PASSWORD=here database password here

Step 3: Migrate Database

Before you run php artisan migrate command go to app/providers/AppServiceProvider.php and update the below code into AppServiceProvider.php file:

 
 use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Schema;

 function boot()
 {
     Schema::defaultStringLength(191);
 }

Step 4: Generate migration and model

In this step, you need to generate one migration file with create one model name Test using the below command :

php artisan make:model Test -m

After creating the model and migration file. Go to app/database/migration and find the migration file name create_tests_table.php and update the following code into it:

   public function up()
    {
        Schema::create('tests', function (Blueprint $table) {
            $table->increments('id');
            $table->string('token')->nullable();
            $table->text('data')->nullable();
            $table->timestamps();
        });
    }

Now you need to run the below command. It will create some tables in our database, so use the below command :

php artisan migrate

Step 5: Add Route

In this step, you need to create two routes in web.php file for one is display form and second route is store data in json to mysql database . Go to app/routes/web.php file and create below routes here:

  use App\Http\Controllers\JsonController;


  Route::get('laravel-json', [JsonController::class, 'index']);
  Route::post('json-file-download', [JsonController::class, 'download']);

Step 6: Create Controller

In this step, you need to create one controller name JsonController.php. So use the below command and create a controller :

php artisan make:controller JsonController 

After successfully create controller go to app/http/controllers open JsonController and create two method here. First method display the form and second method convert laravel string form data to json format and save it to database:

Note that, if you are using laravel 8.x version, so you should use Model on your controller file like this:

use App\Models\Test;
<?php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;
use Redirect,Response;
use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use App\Models\Test;

class JsonController extends Controller
{
   public function index()
   {
      return view('json_form');
   }  

  public function download(Request $request)
  {
      $data = $request->only('name','email','mobile_number');
      $test['token'] = time();
      $test['data'] = json_encode($data);
      Test::insert($test);
      $fileName = $test['token']. '_datafile.json';
      File::put(public_path('/upload/json/'.$fileName),$test);
      return download(public_path('/upload/jsonfile/'.$fileName));
  }

}

Step 7: Create Blade view

In this step, you need to create one blade view name json.blade.php let go to resources/views and create one blade view file.

After create blade view file put the below code here :

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
  <head>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1, shrink-to-fit=no">
  <meta name="csrf-token" content="{{ csrf_token() }}">
  <title>Laravel Store Data To Json Format In Database - Tutsmake.com</title>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/twitter-bootstrap/4.1.3/css/bootstrap.min.css" />
  <style>
   .error{ color:red; } 
  </style>
</head>

<body>

<div class="container">
    <h2 style="margin-top: 10px;">Laravel Store Data To Json Format In Database - Tutsmake.com</h2>
    <br>
    <br>

    @if ($message = Session::get('success'))
    <div class="alert alert-success alert-block">
        <button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="alert">×</button>
          <strong>{{ $message }}</strong>
    </div>
    <br>
    @endif
  
    <form id="laravel_json" method="post" action="{{url('json-file-download')}}">
      @csrf
      <div class="form-group">
        <label for="formGroupExampleInput">Name</label>
        <input type="text" name="name" class="form-control" id="formGroupExampleInput" placeholder="Please enter name">
      </div>
      <div class="form-group">
        <label for="email">Email Id</label>
        <input type="text" name="email" class="form-control" id="email" placeholder="Please enter email id">
      </div>      
      <div class="form-group">
        <label for="mobile_number">Mobile Number</label>
        <input type="text" name="mobile_number" class="form-control" id="mobile_number" placeholder="Please enter mobile number">
      </div>
      <div class="form-group">
       <button type="submit" class="btn btn-success">Submit</button>
      </div>
    </form>

</div>

</body>
</html>

Step 8: Start Development Server

Finally, Run the following command to to start development server. So use the php artisan serve command and start your server :

 php artisan serve

 If you want to run the project diffrent port so use this below command 

 php artisan serve --port=8080  

Now you are ready to run our laravel json data stored to datbase example so run below command to quick run.

 http://localhost:8000/
Or direct hit in your browser
http://localhost/LaravelJson/public

Conclusion

In this laravel tutorial for store JSON data in the database, you have successfully laravel project stored data in JSON format in our database. our examples run quickly.

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My name is Devendra Dode. I am a full-stack developer, entrepreneur, and owner of Tutsmake.com. I like writing tutorials and tips that can help other developers. I share tutorials of PHP, Python, Javascript, JQuery, Laravel, Livewire, Codeigniter, Vue JS, Angular JS, React Js, WordPress, and Bootstrap from a starting stage. As well as demo example.

2 replies to Laravel 8 Create JSON File & Download From Text

  1. after clicking submit button it takes me to store-json but says 404
    NOT FOUND

    • in form action url, please replace ‘json-file-download’ instead of ‘store-json’.

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