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In MVC frameworks models are responsible for the database interaction logic. Go-Web takes advantage of the GORM library to provide them (see GORM documentation for more information about models).

You can create a new model by running the following command:

$> ./alfred model:create [model name]

Models generated with the model:create command are located in the database/model folder.


Every model has to be registered in the foundation.BaseEntities structure located in the register/register.go. Alfred take care of this for you, but if you want to create a model manually you have to do it manually.

Registrazione di un nuovo modello
// Other BaseEntities structs...
// Models will handle all application models
// Here is where you've to register your custom models
// If you create a new model with Alfred it will be auto-registered
Models: register.ModelRegister{
// Here is where you’ve to register new models


You can populate your database with test data implementing the Seed method.


Go-Web uses GoFakeIt library to generate fake data.

Seeding method of a model
// Execute model seeding
func (User) Seed(db *gorm.DB) {
for i := 0; i < 10; i++ {
password := gofakeit.Password(true, true, true, true, false, 32)
encryptedPassword, _ := bcrypt.GenerateFromPassword([]byte(password), 14)

user := User{
Name: gofakeit.FirstName(),
Surname: gofakeit.LastName(),
Username: gofakeit.Username(),
Password: string(encryptedPassword),

if err := db.Create(&user).Error; err != nil {

Seeder may be executed by running the command ./alfred database:seed [model name].


Omitting the model name the command will run every model seeder's.