My page can't find my Model. Why?

I'm new to Laravel and I'm trying to figure this out.

I'm working through the tutorial at

My code right now looks like this:

Here's my "home.blade.php:"

<form action="/insert" method="Post">

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My web.php page has my routes structured like this:

Route::get('/home', 'HomeController@index')->name('home');


Route::post('/insert', 'InsertController@add');

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My InsertController looks like this:

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

class InsertController extends Controller
	public function display() {
    public function add(Request $request) {


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I'm thinking that "add::display(Request::all())" is targeting my "add" model sitting in my "app" directory. At that point, I've got this:


namespace App;

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;

class add extends Model
    protected $fillable = ['question_text', 'keywords', 'required', 'type', 'answer_a', 'answer_b', 'answer_c', 'answer_d', 'answer_e'];

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I'm wrong, apparently. Because when I submit my form, I get this error:

Class 'App\Http\Controllers\add' not found

What am I doing wrong? And am I right in assuming that this code:

add::display(Request::all()); going to submit my data and then grab the "display" method and show that page?

I'm a mess...

Straighten me out, please...
Bruce GustPHP DeveloperAsked:
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Julian HansenCommented:
Why is Add extending model? Surely it should be extending Controllers?
Bruce GustPHP DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Julian, I'm working through some tutorials which is why what I'm about to say may make you think I've got monkeys flying out of my nose.

My thought was that on line #12 of my InsertController.php...


..."add" was referring to my "add.php" Model. Some of this syntax is still fresh out of the box for me, so I'm not yet confident in the flow of things, but is that right and does that relate at all to what you're asking above?

Julian HansenCommented:
Sorry Bruce - you are correct - I was doing a speed view of the video and missed that you were building the model.

Can you show us more of the code so we can try and replicate.

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Bruce GustPHP DeveloperAuthor Commented:

I have since been able to figure this out, but I do appreciate your weighing in. I'm going to wrap this question up just for the sake of database hygiene, but I've got another question brewing so feel free to check that out as well at

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