Jay Jay - 23 days ago 13
PHP Question

Cannot drop column of existing table in Laravel 5.3?

I am having a problem in Laravel 5.3.

It won't allow me to drop a column from an existing table; I have ran 'composer require doctrine/dbal' and that worked fine, but my column will not delete.

My add_column_to_table code:

`<?php

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Schema;
use Illuminate\Database\Schema\Blueprint;
use Illuminate\Database\Migrations\Migration;

class AddColumnToTable extends Migration
{
/**
* Run the migrations.
*
* @return void
*/
public function up()
{
Schema::table('users', function (Blueprint $table)
{
$table->string('avatar')->default('default.pngs');
});
}

/**
* Reverse the migrations.
*
* @return void
*/
public function down()
{
Schema::table('users', function ($table)
{
$table->dropColumn('avatar');
});
}
}
`


Thanks

Answer

To drop the column you need to rollback the migration in the following manner

php artisan migrate:rollback