How to generate UUID in Laravel?

By Hardik Savani | September 28, 2017 | Category : PHP Laravel

Today i am going to share with you how to create uuid in laravel 5 application. You can create quick uuid using generator. I will use composer package for generate unique uuid.

UUID stand for universally unique identifier and is a 128-bit number used to identify information in computer pc. In this post i will show you how to generate uuid in laravel 5 application.

In this post we will use webpatser/laravel-uuid composer package for generate uuid in laravel 5. We have to simple install webpatser/laravel-uuid package to your laravel application and then a second you can generate uuid. So, you don't have to add aliases or provides etc, just need to install webpatser/laravel-uuid package using composer require command.

So, let's simply run bellow command to install webpatser/laravel-uuid composer package to your laravel project:

Install webpatser/laravel-uuid Package:

composer require webpatser/laravel-uuid

Now we are ready to use "Uuid" facade, so within a second you can get uuid from time, string etc. So let's run bellow route for example to generate uuid.

Generate Uuid:

Route::get('uuid-gen', function () {



Generate Uuid Output:


As you see above example, it is very simple to generate uuid in your laravel application. You can also get more information from here : webpatser/laravel-uuid.

I hope you it can help you...

Hardik Savani
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