The customize subcommand allows you to customize dynamic checks specified in your check configurations – --checks-settings-file.


Using the customize subcommand, you can provide your values or change the default values of checks that have customization options.

Examples include lists of data types, Change Types, strings, or regular expressions that should be reported, and others.

Liquibase does not allow you to customize static checks.

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

Running the customize command

The command is interactive, and you need to follow the CLI output messages to run it:

  1. Run the command specifying your values:
  2. liquibase checks customize --check-name=TableColumnLimit

    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.

  3. Enter the value you want to change.

The command updates the value of a check in the checks settings file. To run the check, use the run.

customize command attributes

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.

Name Syntax Description





Environment Variable:


The parameter which specifies the needed checks settings file to work with subcommands.

Set the checks-settings-file parameter to the relative path of the checks-settings-file that you want to read from or modify.

For more information, see Using the Checks Settings Configuration File.






Environment Variable:


The parameter which you must specify so that any of the following subcommands being executed can perform its function:

  • copy
  • customize
  • delete
  • disable
  • enable
  • reset

Set the check-name parameter to the short name for the check you want to target with one of the subcommands.


CLI: --auto-update=[on|off]

Property: liquibase.command.checks.customize.autoUpdate: [on|off]


The parameter which allows automatic backup and updating of the liquibase.check-settings.conf file when new quality checks are available.

Default: off

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