An extendable X Language and X Database Migration, Migration generation and Database difftool.
Note: Please note that this release is a BETA Version, it might be buggy, but backward compatibility will be tried to be preserved from this point now.
If there occur any breaking changes, you will find it under issues tagged by breaking changes.
For detailed Instructions how to use umigrate, please view the documentation:
$ npm install -g umigrate
Don't forget to prepend sudo if you're not using your root Account on *nix like Systems.
Having problems while installation? Reading this may solve all your problems!
Just now the Migrator part of this Application is a wrapper for db-migrate, you can use every command of db-migrate by replacing just the command
umigrate. Please refer to their documentation for further Information.
In the future I'm going to contribute to db-migrate, to make it more feature complete.
There are two possibilities to use a custom migrator together with this tool. The first is, use an existing Interface (just now there doesn't exist another one apart of the db-migrate Interface, but they will follow in near feature). The second is, to write your own.
Please read the docs for further Information.
Usage: umigrate [up|down|create|dump] migrationName [options]Options:--env, -e The environment to run the migrations under .--migrations-dir, -m The directory containing your migration files. [default: "./migrations"]--count, -c Max number of migrations to run.--dry-run Prints the SQL but doesn't run it. [boolean]--force-exit Forcibly exit the migration process on completion. [boolean] [default: false]--verbose, -v Verbose mode. [default: false]--version, -i Print version info. [boolean]--diffdb, -d Specify manually a DataBase to diff.--cross-compatible, -x Dumper will run in compatible mode. By default everything generic keeps x-compatible [default: false]--template, -t Specify which tempĺate to use.--config Location of the database.json file. [string] [default: "./database.json"]
$ umigrate dump
You might set further options, you can apply in your database config or append them in your command line.
You need to specify a database.json file, this must be by default in your path where you're executing
umigrate. Alternatively you can specify your config file by --config.
A config file looks like this.
driver is an overall parameter that will apply also to the wrapped db-migrate, while
altDriver is an optional parameter which only applies to
template specifies which output format the generator should use.
filestring enables you to provide ur wished output filename format. The keywords which are filled by
%action% which is filled for example by
%filename% which gets filled by the name of the table.
A final filename looks like this:
The date format can't be specified. Also the date gets an iterator added which increase the time by 1 second per iterator count, because the date only consists out of YDMhms and the execution order would get confused by multiple files having the same time. The final date may looks like this:
primary parameter specifies if a primary key should be appended to the table creation or column instead of getting separated together with all other keys.
I want to be able to switch between Databases at any time, without having to care about compatibility of the existing Migrations.
I want to be able to use a different Migrator (for example Laravel Migrations).
You want to contribute? Great!
You can read the cs rules in the
.jscsrc file or directly use it with jscs. I would advise advise you to use
Sublime Linter +
JSHINT. Also I prefer the
Allman Style, so you might use it, too.
If you open a pull request, make sure that you've covered your changes with tests. A pull request without appropiate tests wont be merged, unless I've got the time to write the tests myself.
To check tests and codestyles you can run:
To make things easier you can also use the
sublime text plugin
code formatter, with the following config:
Well I didn't decided to do this exactly, more then I wanted to create a Migration Helper instead of writing my own Migrator. I like the concept behind Migrations, but I hate it to do things twice. When I was working on any Database I already knew that I have to transfer my changes to the Migrations. Bad enough, but the true pain is to setup Migrations for an old project and transcribe the whole Schema. There are several tools out there, that pretend to help me with this. But finally they just generated more pain, then before. This is the final reason I decided to work on a full featured Database Migration Helper, which will include in some later Releases a full featured Migrator itself. Probably still db-migrate, but feature complete. Hopefully...
The option -x will probably become deprecated, as it has no functionality now and I'm not sure if I'm going to implement it. It is generally a product of an earlier design approach, which changed greatly while the development. I will review and revise this in near feature and then decide what to do. This earlier design approach was to enable functionality that is currently not implemented, by enabling and disabling raw queries (and so disabling Database features) through -x. Later on I decided to not provide this step by step implementation with fallback to raw Queries.
Well..., yes. Just view the Roadmap.
It depends, if you're switching between a Database Engine that supports foreign keys and one that do not and of course all relations are implemented outside the Database, you don't need to care. But if you switch between a Database Engine that supports functions and one that don't, you're probably screwed. It's all about making the right decisions.
No, I love them and prefer them in most cases over any Abstraction. There is nearly no case I could think of, where I would prefer to not use RAW Queries. This project is one of this special cases. You can't provide Cross Compatibility without providing generic functionality, that can be translated to the different Database Engines and its specifications.
If you like my work and it is helping you, please consider making a donation to help me keeping the development and support up. Thanks :)
You may contact me via mail or xmpp( jabber ).
I prefer xmpp, it's safe if wished OTR is also available.