The rollbackToDateSQL command is a helper command that allows you to inspect the SQL Liquibase will run while using the rollbackToDate command.


The rollbackToDateSQL command is typically used when you want to inspect the raw SQL before running the rollbackToDate command, so you can correct any issues that may arise before running the command.

Running the rollbackToDateSQL command

Before running the rollbackToDateSQL command, you can see the dates of all previous changes by running the history command.

Note: Unlike the rollbackToDate command, there is no impact to your database while using this command.

To run the rollbackToDateSQL command, you can specify the driver, classpath, and URL in your file. For more information, see Creating and configuring a file. You can also specify these properties in your command line.

Then run the rollbackToDateSQL command:

liquibase --changeLogFile=postgres_lbpro_master_changelog.xml rollbackToDateSQL 2020-05-07

Note: Enter the name of the changelog and date you want to use in place of postgres_lbpro_master_changelog.xml and 2020-05-07.

rollbackToDateSQL global attributes

Attribute Definition Requirement
--changeLogFile * Specifies the root changelog Required
--url Specifies the JDBC database connection URL Required
--username Specifies the database username Required
--password Specifies the database password Required
--outputFile ** Specifies the file path to where the Rollback SQL will be written Optional

* Liquibase checks the changelog and any nested changelogs for the definitions of the changesets to roll back.

** If not specified, rollbackToDate SQL output goes to STDOUT.

Note: The username and password attributes are not required for connections and systems which use alternate means of authentication.

rollbackToDate command attributes

Attribute Definition Requirement
--date/time The date and time your database rolls back to. The date format is YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS or YYYY-MM-DD'T'HH:MM:SS, however, it is possible to indicate the date or time only. Required