How to connect laravel project in App Platform to Database Managed Cluster?

Hello everyone, I try to deploy a Laravel project in Digitalocean App platform but I have problems with database connections. My env variables are:

DB_HOST = ${db-cluster-name.DATABASE_URL}
DB_PORT = ${db-cluster-name.PORT}
DB_DATABASE = db_name
DB_USERNAME= db_username
DB_PASSWORD= db_password

When I try in DO console commands like:

php artisan migrate

I have the following errors:

In Connection.php line 671:
  SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known (SQL: select * from information_schema.tables where t  
  able_schema = circle_in_family and table_name = migrations and table_type = 'BASE TABLE')                                                             

In Connector.php line 70:
  SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known  

In Connector.php line 70:
  PDO::__construct(): php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known 

Any ideas?

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Bobby Iliev
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February 3, 2021
Accepted Answer

Hi there @elenaRay,

The details would usually look like this:

Database details for Laravel

I could suggest watching this video by Chris on how to deploy Laravel to the app platform:

Let me know how it goes. Regards, Bobby

Thanks very much bobbyiliev! I hadn’t seen the video and it was very helpful to me. My fault was that I have DB_HOST and not DATABASE_URL.

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