Maven rollbackOneUpdate

rollbackOneUpdate rolls back all changesets related to a specific deploymentId that was made during a specific change to your database. It is only available for Liquibase Pro users.

Uses

rollbackOneUpdate is typically used when you want to undo a series of changes made to your database during a specific deployment and revert those changesets to their previous state without affecting any other changes made to your database.

The rollbackOneUpdate goal allows you to target a specific deploymentId without impacting other changes or deployments that came before or after it.

The image shows deploymentIds 1 through 5, with deploymentId 2 incorporating all the changesets to roll back. As you can see, the rollbackOneUpdate goal allows you to target deploymentId 2 and revert all changesets associated with the same deploymentId to its previous state without impacting the others.

The impacts of rollbackOneUpdate

Using the rollbackOneUpdate goal comes with risks of unintended consequences. For this reason, it is a best practice to run the rollbackOneUpdateSQL goal because it allows you to inspect the rollback SQL and search for any potential mistakes before you execute rollbackOneUpdate.

Also, as the use of rollbackOneUpdate comes with risks of unintended consequences, the goal requires a liquibase.force attribute to specify that you intend to run the goal.

Additional impacts to the DATABASECHANGELOG table

Running the rollbackOneUpdate goal will remove the deployment record from the DATABASECHANGELOG table. For this reason, you must decide on what to do with your changesets after the rollbackOneUpdate goal has been run.

Depending on your desired outcome, consider doing one of the following:

  • Modify the changeset in the changelog file and re-deploy it.
  • Do nothing to the changeset in the changelog file and have it be re-deployed.
  • Delete the changeset in the changelog file.

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 your pom.xml does not reference a liquibase.properties file, include <ProLicenseKey>specify your Liquibase Pro license key here</ProLicenseKey> to the pom.xml file.

Running the rollbackOneUpdate Maven goal

Before running the rollbackOneUpdate goal, you can get the deploymentId of the deployment you want to revert by running the history goal:

mvn liquibase:history

Note: If you don’t specify the deploymentId, by default, Liquibase Pro will look up the most recent deploymentId from the DATABASECHANGELOG table and use it for the rollback.

Next, run the rollbackOneUpdate goal, with your information:

mvn liquibase:rollbackOneUpdate -Dliquibase.deploymentId=6477021518

Note: Enter the name of the deploymentId that you want to use in place of 6477021518. For more information, run mvn liquibase:help -Ddetail=true -Dgoal=rollbackOneUpdate.

rollbackOneUpdate required Maven configuration attributes

Attribute

Definition
liquibase.deploymentId Specifies the update your want to rollback. A list of updates with changesets grouped by their deploymentId can be found by using the history goal.
liquibase.force Specifies a required flag, which indicates you intend to run rollbackOneUpdate.
liquibase.liquibaseProLicenseKey Specifies your Liquibase Pro license key.

rollbackOneUpdate optional Maven configuration attributes

Attribute Definition
liquibase.changeLogDirectory Specifies the directory where Liquibase can find your changelog file.
liquibase.changeLogFile Specifies 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 [boolean] Deprecated. 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 will execute, which can be separated by a comma if multiple labels are required or you need to designate a more complex expression. If a label is not specified, then all labels will be executed.
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 [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 you want to use to configure Liquibase.
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.rollbackScript Specifies the path to a rollback script.
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 parameter 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.