should-snapshot-data

The should-snapshot-data parameter is a Boolean that allows Liquibase to snapshot your database data. The default value is false.

Uses

You can use the should-snapshot-data parameter with the generate-changelog command. If you specify shouldSnapshotData=true, the generate-changelog command will include insert statements for the data in your database or <loadData> if the dataDir argument is set.

Note: The diff-changelog command does not compare data and therefore does not generate the data-related changesets, even if you have shouldSnapshotData=true.

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.