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Laravel Error – SQLSTATE[42000]: Syntax error or access violation: 1071 Specified key was too long; max key length is 767 bytes

Im currenlty running my way though Laravel 5 the PHP framework and following some tutorials. If your starting this framework you will most likely run into the error below when you run your migrations;

Illuminate\Database\QueryException  : SQLSTATE[42000]: Syntax error or access violation: 1071 Specified key was too long; max key length is 767 bytes (SQL: alter table `users` add unique `users_email_unique`(`email`))

The fix is simple;

Open the AppServiceProvider file and add the following line to the boot function;

<?php

namespace App\Providers;

use Illuminate\Support\ServiceProvider;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Schema;

class AppServiceProvider extends ServiceProvider
{
    /**
     * Bootstrap any application services.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function boot()
    {
        //add this line to fix the error
        Schema::defaultStringLength(191);
    }

    /**
     * Register any application services.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function register()
    {
        //
    }
}

via;

https://laracasts.com/discuss/channels/laravel/laravel-54-failing-on-php-artisan-migrate-after-php-artisan-makeauth?page=1