Maven changelogSyncToTag

The changelogSyncToTag goal marks all undeployed changesets from your changelog up to the specified tag as executed in your database. The goal also marks the changeset with that tag as deployed.

Note: If you don’t have any tags specified in your changelog file, add it by using the tagDatabase Change Type as follows:

<changeSet id="13.1" author="liquibase">
<tagDatabase tag="version_2.0"/>
</changeSet>

Uses

The changelogSyncToTag goal is typically used when you want to baseline a new database environment with specific objects. An example use case for the changelogSyncToTag goal is the following:

  1. You have a DEV environment with a set of objects used only in DEV, and you want to use the same changelog to manage a new TEST environment. The TEST environment does not have those DEV-only objects and needs only some of them.
  2. To deploy the needed DEV-only objects and avoid deploying the rest, you add a tag and run the changelogSyncToTag goal to mark the changes related to that tag as executed in the DATABASECHANGELOG table.
  3. The goal marks all changesets starting with the first changeset at the top of the DEV changelog file and moving down to the changesets up to and including the tag.
  4. Next, you deploy the changesets that were not marked as deployed in your database. Liquibase treats your DEV and TEST databases as equivalent.

Note: If you want to mark all undeployed changes from the changelog file as executed in your database, use the Maven changelogSync

You can also use the changelogSyncToTag goal to mark the change associated with a specific tag as executed if the object associated with the change was created manually on the database. By marking the changeset as executed, it prevents the next Liquibase update from failing as it tries to create an object that already exists.

Maven configuration

Liquibase Maven can be configured in multiple ways. One way is to define your Liquibase configuration properties in your pom.xml file. To configure your pom.xml file, refer to Configuring Liquibase Attributes in your Maven POM File. If the pom.xml does not reference a Liquibase properties file, include <changeLogFile> specify your changelog file here</changeLogFile> to the pom.xml.

Running the changelogSyncToTag Maven goal

Running the changelogSyncToTag goal requires a Maven project to be implemented.

To run the goal, type the following in your command prompt:

mvn liquibase:changelogSyncToTag -Dliquibase.toTag=version_2.0

Note: Enter the name of the tag that you want to use in place of version_2.0.

Alternatively, you can add the goal and its attributes to the <executions> section of your pom.xml:

<executions>
<execution>
<phase>process-resources</phase>
<goals>
<goal>changelogSyncToTag</goal>
</goals>
<configuration>
<toTag>version_2.0</toTag>
</configuration>
</execution>
</executions>

changelogSyncToTag required Maven configuration attributes

Attribute

Definition
liquibase.toTag

Syncs the changesets up to and including the tag.

changelogSyncToTag optional Maven configuration attributes

Attribute Definition
liquibase.changeLogDirectory

Specifies the path to the directory where Liquibase can find your changelog file.

liquibase.changeLogFile

The changelog file for Liquibase to use.

liquibase.changelogCatalogName

Specifies the catalog Liquibase will use to create your changelog tables.

liquibase.changelogSchemaName

Specifies the schema Liquibase will use to create your changelog tables.

liquibase.clearCheckSums

Boolean. Forces checksums to be cleared from the DATABASECHANGELOG table. Default value is: false.

liquibase.contexts

Specifies which contexts Liquibase will execute, which can be separated by a comma if multiple contexts are required. If a context is not specified, then all contexts will be executed.

liquibase.databaseChangeLogLockTableName

Specifies the table name to use for the DATABASECHANGELOGLOCK table.

liquibase.databaseChangeLogTableName

Specifies the table name to use for the DATABASECHANGELOG table.

liquibase.databaseClass

Specifies the database object class.

liquibase.defaultCatalogName

Specifies the default catalog name to use for the database connection.

liquibase.defaultSchemaName

Specifies the default schema name to use for the database connection.

liquibase.driver

Specifies the driver class name to use for the database connection.

driverPropertiesFile

Specifies the location of a JDBC connection properties file which contains properties the driver will use.

liquibase.emptyPassword

Deprecated. Boolean. Use an empty or null value for the password instead. Default value is: false.

expressionVariables

Specifies a map-based collection of changelog properties to apply.

expressionVars

Specifies a property-based collection of changelog properties to apply.

liquibase.includeArtifact

Boolean. Includes a Maven project artifact in the class loader, which obtains the Liquibase properties file and changelog files. Default value is true.

liquibase.includeTestOutputDirectory

Boolean. Includes the Maven test output directory in the class loader which obtains the Liquibase properties file and changelog files. Default value is true.

liquibase.labels

Specifies which labels Liquibase runs, and which can be separated by a comma if multiple labels are required or you need to designate a more complex expression. If no label is specified, then all labels are run.

liquibase.liquibaseProLicenseKey

Specifies your Liquibase Pro license key.

liquibase.outputDefaultCatalog

Boolean. Specifies whether to ignore the catalog or database name. Default value is: false.

liquibase.outputDefaultSchema

Boolean. Specifies whether to ignore the schema name. Default value is: false.

liquibase.outputFileEncoding

Indicates that you want to set the character encoding of the output file during the updateSQL phase.

liquibase.password

Specifies the database password for the database connection.

liquibase.promptOnNonLocalDatabase

Deprecated. Boolean. Controls whether users are prompted before executing changesets to a non-local database. Default value is: true.

liquibase.propertyFile

Specifies the Liquibase properties file to use for configuration, like liquibase.properties.

liquibase.propertyFileWillOverride

Boolean. Indicates that you want the liquibase.properties file to override any settings provided in the Maven plugin configuration. By default, if a property is explicitly specified, it is not overridden if it also appears in the properties file. Default value is: false.

liquibase.propertyProviderClass

Specifies the property provider, which must be a java.util.Properties implementation.

liquibase.server

Specifies the server ID in the Maven settings.xml to use when authenticating.

liquibase.skip

Boolean. Specifies whether to skip running Liquibase. The use of this attribute is not recommended but can be used when needed. Default value is: false.

systemProperties

Specifies a list of system properties you want to pass to the database.

liquibase.url

Specifies the database URL you want to use to execute Liquibase.

liquibase.username

Specifies the database username for the database connection.

liquibase.verbose

Boolean. Controls the amount of output detail when you call the plugin. Default value is: false.