How to Create Custom Config File in Laravel

AuthorSumit Dey Sarkar

Pubish Date22 Mar 2023


In this tutorial we will learn how to create custom file in laravel.


How to create custom config file in laravel

To create a custom configuration file in Laravel, follow these steps:


Step 1 - Create a new configuration file: Navigate to the config folder in your Laravel application and create a new file with the name of your configuration, for example, custom.php.



Step 2 - Define configuration options: In the newly created file, define the configuration options you want to make available in your application. For example:

return [
    'option1' => 'value1',
    'option2' => 'value2',


Step 3 -  Access the configuration: You can access the configuration options from anywhere in your Laravel application using the config helper function. For example:

$value = config('custom.option1');

This will return the value of option1 from the custom.php configuration file.


Step 4 - Override configuration values: You can also override configuration values for a specific environment by creating a configuration file with the same name as the environment in the config folder. For example, if you want to override the option1 value for the local environment, create a custom.php file in the config/local folder with the desired value:

return [
    'option1' => 'local-value',


When the application is running in the local environment, the option1 value from the config/local/custom.php file will be used instead of the value in the config/custom.php file.

That's it! You have now created a custom configuration file in Laravel.

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