history command

The history command is a helper command that lists out all your deploymentIds and all changesets associated with each deploymentId.


The history command is typically used when you want to inspect a particular group of changes to ensure that they have been applied to the database.

Running the history command

Before running the history command, make sure you specify your url, username, and password information in your liquibase.properties file or through the command line.

To run the history command, type the following in to your command prompt:

liquibase --outputFile=history.txt history

history global parameters

Parameter Definition Requirement
--url The JDBC database connection URL Required
--username The database username Required
--password The database password Required
--outputFile Specifies that the output should go to a file rather than to STDOUT Optional


When successful, the history command produces the following output:

C:\dev\DaticalDB-testing\liquibase-pro-cli-project\oracle_lbpro_master>..\liquibase history
Liquibase Pro 3.8.7 by Datical licensed to Liquibase Pro Customer until Tue Nov 03 19:00:00 CST 2020
Liquibase History for jdbc:oracle:thin:@ - Database updated at 2/17/20 10:54 AM. Applied 3 changeSet(s) in 0.485s, DeploymentId: 1958497040
  oracle_lbpro_master_changelog.xml::1::createTableforSynonym-PROSCHEMA::Liquibase Pro User
  oracle_lbpro_master_changelog.xml::2::createTableForView-PROSCHEMA::Liquibase Pro User
  oracle_lbpro_master_changelog.xml::3::createTableForCC-PROSCHEMA::Liquibase Pro User
Liquibase command 'history' was executed successfully.