Using Liquibase with EnterpriseDB

EnterpriseDB (EDB) Postgres Advanced Server extends the administrative, security, analytic, and development functionality of the Postgres database. For more information, see EnterpriseDB documentation.

Supported versions

  • 9.5
  • 9.6
  • 10.X
  • 11.X
  • 12.X
  • 13.X
  • 14.X


Install drivers

To use Liquibase and EDB, you need the JDBC driver JAR file.

Place your JAR file(s) in the liquibase/lib directory. For more information, see Adding and Updating Liquibase Drivers.

If you use Maven, you also need to download the driver JAR file and configure your Maven pom.xml file to use the local copy of the driver. For example:


Test your connection

  1. Ensure your EnterpriseDB database is configured. Install EDB Plus and verify the connection with your EDB database.
  2. Specify the database URL in the Liquibase properties file:
  3. url: jdbc:edb://<hostname>:5444/<dbname>

    Tip: To apply a Liquibase Pro key to your project, add the following property to the Liquibase properties file: liquibaseProLicenseKey: <paste code here>

  1. Create a text file called changelog (.xml, .sql, .json, or .yaml) in your project directory and add a changeset.
  2. Navigate to your project folder in the CLI and run the Liquibase status command to see whether the connection is successful:
  3. liquibase --username=test --password=test --changelog-file=<changelog.xml> status

    Note: You can pass arguments in the CLI or keep them in the Liquibase properties file.

  4. Inspect the SQL with the update-sql command. Then make changes to your database with the update command.
  5. liquibase --changelog-file=<changelog.xml> update-sql
    liquibase --changelog-file=<changelog.xml> update
  6. From a database UI tool, ensure that your database contains the test_table you added along with the DATABASECHANGELOG table and DATABASECHANGELOGLOCK table.

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