Name

sqitch-checkout - Revert, checkout another VCS branch, and re-deploy changes

Synopsis

  sqitch checkout [options] [<database>] <branch>

Description

Checkout another branch in your project's VCS (such as git), while performing the necessary database changes to update your database for the new branch.

More specifically, the checkout command compares the plan in the current branch to that in the branch to check out, identifies the last common changes between them, reverts to that change as if sqitch revert was called (unless there have been no changes deployed since that change), checks out the new branch, and then deploys all changes as if sqitch deploy had been called.

If the VCS is already on the specified branch, nothing will be done.

The <database> parameter specifies the database to which to connect, and may also be specified as the --target option. It can be target name, a URI, an engine name, or plan file path.

Options

-t
--target

The target database to which to connect. This option can be either a URI or the name of a target in the configuration.

--mode

Specify the reversion mode to use in case of failure. Possible values are:

all

In the event of failure, revert all deployed changes, back to the point at which deployment started. This is the default.

tag

In the event of failure, revert all deployed changes to the last successfully-applied tag. If no tags were applied during this deployment, all changes will be reverted to the point at which deployment began.

change

In the event of failure, no changes will be reverted. This is on the assumption that a change is atomic, and thus may may be deployed again.

--verify

Verify each change by running its verify script, if there is one. If a verify test fails, the deploy will be considered to have failed and the appropriate reversion will be carried out, depending on the value of --mode.

--no-verify

Don't verify each change. This is the default.

-s
--set

Set a variable name and value for use by the database engine client, if it supports variables. The format must be name=value, e.g., --set defuser='Homer Simpson'. Overrides any values loaded from "configuration Variables".

-e
--set-deploy

Set a variable name and value for use by the database engine client when deploying, if it supports variables. The format must be name=value, e.g., --set defuser='Homer Simpson'. Overrides any values from --set or values loaded from "configuration Variables".

-r
--set-revert

Sets a variable name to be used by the database engine client during when reverting, if it supports variables. The format must be name=value, e.g., --set defuser='Homer Simpson'. Overrides any values from --set or values loaded from "configuration Variables".

--log-only

Log the changes as if they were deployed, but without actually running the deploy scripts. Useful for an existing database that is being converted to Sqitch, and you need to log changes as deployed because they have been deployed by other means in the past.

-y

Disable the prompt that normally asks whether or not to execute the revert.

--registry
  sqitch checkout --registry registry

The name of the Sqitch registry schema or database in which sqitch stores its own data.

--db-client
--client
  sqitch checkout --client /usr/local/pgsql/bin/psql

Path to the command-line client for the database engine. Defaults to a client in the current path named appropriately for the database engine.

-d
--db-name
  sqitch checkout --db-name widgets
  sqitch checkout -d bricolage

Name of the database. In general, targets and URIs are preferred, but this option can be used to override the database name in a target.

-u
--db-user
--db-username
  sqitch checkout --db-username root
  sqitch checkout --db-user postgres
  sqitch checkout -u Mom

User name to use when connecting to the database. Does not apply to all engines. In general, targets and URIs are preferred, but this option can be used to override the user name in a target.

-h
--db-host
  sqitch checkout --db-host db.example.com
  sqitch checkout -h appdb.example.net

Host name to use when connecting to the database. Does not apply to all engines. In general, targets and URIs are preferred, but this option can be used to override the host name in a target.

-p
--db-port
  sqitch checkout --db-port 7654
  sqitch checkout -p 5431

Port number to connect to. Does not apply to all engines. In general, targets and URIs are preferred, but this option can be used to override the port in a target.

--plan-file
-f
  sqitch checkout --plan-file my.plan

Path to the deployment plan file. Overrides target, engine, and core configuration values. Defaults to $top_dir/sqitch.plan.

Configuration Variables

[deploy.variables]
[revert.variables]

A section defining database client variables. These variables are useful if your database engine supports variables in scripts, such as PostgreSQL's psql variables, Vertica's vsql variables, MySQL's user variables, SQL*Plus's DEFINE variables, and Snowflake's SnowSQL variables.

May be overridden by --set, --set-deploy, --set-revert, or target and engine configuration. Variables are merged in the following priority order:

--set-revert

Used only while reverting changes.

--set-deploy

Used only while deploying changes.

--set

Used while reverting and deploying changes.

target.$target.variables

Used while reverting and deploying changes.

engine.$engine.variables

Used while reverting and deploying changes.

revert.variables

Used only while reverting changes.

deploy.variables

Used while reverting and deploying changes.

core.variables

Used while reverting and deploying changes.

checkout.verify
deploy.verify

Boolean indicating whether or not to verify each change after deploying it.

checkout.mode
deploy.mode

Deploy mode. The supported values are the same as for the --mode option.

[checkout.no_prompt]
[revert.no_prompt]

A boolean value indicating whether or not to disable the prompt before executing the revert. The checkout.no_prompt variable takes precedence over revert.no_prompt, and both may of course be overridden by -y.

[checkout.prompt_accept]
[revert.prompt_accept]

A boolean value indicating whether default reply to the prompt before executing the revert should be "yes" or "no". The checkout.prompt_accept variable takes precedence over revert.prompt_accept, and both default to true, meaning to accept the revert.

Sqitch

Part of the sqitch suite.