Note: This is a Liquibase Pro command, so you need a Liquibase Pro License Key to use it.

The bulk-set subcommand sets all qualifying quality checks to the same value. It helps you perform bulk management operations without running similar checks commands multiple times.


The bulk-set command allows you to modify all qualifying quality checks at once using the --enable, --disable, and --severity flags.

For example, in a few commands, you can disable all your quality checks, set all severity exit codes to 0, and then pick a couple of them to enable and set the appropriate severity level. Let’s say you have 30 quality checks with different priorities. However, you want to reset them all to have a severity of 0 and configure only a few to have a severity of 4, which you have set in your CI/CD tool as an exit code that stops your jobs. This way, you would run liquibase checks bulk-set --severity=4.

Note: You cannot enable the checks that do not have the default value. You need to copy and customize them first.

Note: To view a list of available checks, run liquibase checks show.

Running the bulk-set command

Tip: All commands and parameters use the --kebab-case format in the CLI environment. This is the format Liquibase recommends for best results. If your preference is camelCase, it will still work in the CLI.

You can run the bulk-set command as follows:

liquibase checks bulk-set --disable
liquibase checks bulk-set --enable
liquibase checks bulk-set --severity=[INFO|MINOR|MAJOR|CRITICAL|BLOCKER]
liquibase checks bulk-set --severity=[0|1|2|3|4]

Note: If you have a checks settings file customized for a specific environment or project, you need to pass that using the --checks-settings-file parameter. If you do not include this parameter, Liquibase uses the default settings file: liquibase.checks-settings.conf.

The command is interactive, so to skip the confirmation in automation, use the --force flag with another bulk-set flag.

liquibase checks bulk-set --severity=INFO --force

You can pass only one flag at a time. For example, to enable checks and set them to severity=MINOR, run two bulk-set commands, as follows.

Example: liquibase checks bulk-set --enable
liquibase checks bulk-set --severity=MINOR

Tip: Specify the --auto-update parameter if you want to allow automatic backup and updating of the liquibase.check-settings.conf file when new quality checks are available:
CLI: --auto-update=[on|off]
Property: liquibase.command.checks.bulkset.autoUpdate: [on|off]

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