include-system-classpath

The include-system-classpath parameter defines whether Liquibase includes the system classpath when resolving classes at runtime. The default value is true.

Uses

The Liquibase classpath refers to locations searched for drivers. Liquibase always includes:

  • Locations in the classpath setting
  • The current directory
  • Files in the LIQUIBASE_HOME/lib directory

When you use the include-system-classpath parameter set to true, Liquibase also includes locations configured within the underlying Java system.

Setting the parameter

You can set in four ways:

  • In the Liquibase properties file
  • As a global parameter in the CLI
  • As a JVM system property
  • As an environment variable (Liquibase Pro)

Liquibase properties file parameter

In Liquibase 4.1+, add the following to Liquibase properties file:

liquibase.: 

CLI global parameter

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.

In your command line, use a global parameter with a single Liquibase command:

liquibase --=  --changelog-file=dbchangelog.xml

Java system property

In your command line, use the JAVA_OPTS Environment Variable to set a JVM system property:

Mac/Linux syntax:

JAVA_OPTS=-Dliquibase.=

Windows syntax:

set JAVA_OPTS=-Dliquibase.=

Note: To use a Liquibase command alongside JAVA_OPTS, add && liquibase <command> to the end of your input.

Environment variable (Liquibase Pro)

In Liquibase Pro, set an environment variable:

Mac/Linux syntax:

LIQUIBASE_=

Windows syntax:

set LIQUIBASE_=

Note: These environment variable commands only apply to the current shell. If you need to pass an environment variable to a child process without affecting the parent process, you can use the export command on Mac/Linux or the setx command on Windows.