Change column type to tinyInteger

Issue

Trying to change data column type to tinyInteger in a Laravel 5.2 migration:

<?php

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

class AlterTableNameTableChangeNotificationSentTinyint extends Migration
{
    /**
     * Run the migrations.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function up()
    {
        Schema::table('table_name', function ($table) {
            $table->tinyInteger('column_name')->default(0)->change();
        });    
    }

    /**
     * Reverse the migrations.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function down()
    {
        //
    }
}

I’m getting an error:

Doctrine\DBAL\DBALException]                                                                                                                                                              
  Unknown column type "tinyinteger" requested. Any Doctrine type that you use has to be registered with \Doctrine\DBAL\Types\Type::addType().         You can get a list of all the known types wit  
  h \Doctrine\DBAL\Types\Type::getTypesMap(). If this error occurs during database introspection then you might have forgot to register all database types for a Doctrine Type. Use Abstrac  
  tPlatform#registerDoctrineTypeMapping() or have your custom types     implement Type#getMappedDatabaseTypes(). If the type name is empty you might have a problem with the cache or forgot so  
  me mapping information. 

Am I doing something wrong?

Solution

Indeed Doctrine Dbal does not support tinyint you can read from their doc here

Unfortunately as well, laravel stated that tinyint cannot be changed. Check here

I need someone to prove this as wrong, because I had to use smallInteger because of this issue for one of my projects. I am thinking maybe boolean() might be the solution. I have not tried this though.

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Answered By – Oluwatobi Samuel Omisakin

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