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You're now able to disable stripping of comments with the option --strip:false.

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@fubar-coder fubar-coder released this Apr 15, 2019 · 18 commits to master since this release


  • Runner: Default schema name can be set (PR #907)
  • Stripping comments can be disabled (which will become the default in 4.x, Issue #956, PR #925)
  • WithGlobalConnectionString accepting a lambda for lazy connection string query (PR #919)
  • New Oracle 12c support
    • Identity generator options (PR #921)
      • Maximum name length increased to 128 (PR #940)
  • Disable quoted names for PostgreSQL (Issue #958, PR #961)
    • Implemented by setting PostgresOptions.ForceQuote to false
    • Can be set with the provider option Force Quote=false
    • Default behaviour is Force Quote=true
  • PostgreSQL: Added XML type (Issue #950, PR #995)
  • Migration conditions (Issue #838, PR #990)
    • New attribute: CurrentVersionMigrationConstraint to ensure that this
      migration only gets run when the database version is greater or equal
      than the given number. This allows some kind of migrations that will only
      be executed when a conversion is necessary.
  • Allow loading of maintenances without tags (Issue #983, PR #984)
  • SQL Server 2008: SPARSE column option (PR #946)
  • IConventionSet loaded from given assemblies (Issue #916)


  • Clarification remark for RunnerOptions.StartVersion (PR #992)


  • Oracle: Fixed preview mode (PR #920, #926)
  • SQL Server CE: Fixed preview mode (PR #920, #926)
  • SQLite: Fixed byte array parameters (PR #943)
  • SQL Anywhere uses // instead of # for comments (Issue #859)
  • SQL Server: Don't use # for comments (Issue #859)
  • SQLite: Don't use # for comments (Issue #859)
  • PostgreSQL: Description generator now works with set default schema name. (Issue #971, #1000, PR #999)
  • Don't open transaction for preview (Issue #957)
  • Transaction is now always passed to Execute.WithConnection delegate (Issue #1001)


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  • coryalbert
  • dfaruque
  • elken
  • groogiam
  • hansehe
  • igitur
  • Jogge
  • jzabroski
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  • poimis
  • TerraVenil
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@fubar-coder fubar-coder released this Jun 25, 2018 · 80 commits to master since this release


  • Migration loader doesn't try to load profiles anymore (fixes #904)
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  • Avoid duplicate Dispose calls (fixes #901)
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@fubar-coder fubar-coder released this Jun 11, 2018 · 86 commits to master since this release


  • The FluentMigrator.Console package doesn't depend on the FluentMigrator package, because it's already included
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An upgrade guide is available here:


  • New IFilteringMigrationSource to avoid unnecessary instantiations
  • New IVersionTableMetaDataSourceItem to specify multiple places to search for version table metadata
  • dotnet-fm and Migrate.exe are now referencing FSharp.Core which should ease the problems with F# (issue #883).
  • New configuration for types from assemblies (see below)


  • #877: Connection specific information should be resolved as scoped
  • #884: Embedded script cannot be found in assemblies on .NET Core
  • #888: VersionTable not changed after upgrading to 3.0
  • Query IConfigurationRoot for the connection string if IConfiguration couldn't be found


  • #886: Using profiles in 3.x versions
  • #892: Nullable types are not supported in MSBuild runner
  • #890: OracleManaged Migrations fail with runtime Exceptions


dotnet-fm now uses the Oracle beta ADO.NET driver

Oracle plans to release a non-beta version of the driver in Q3, but
it's the only Oracle driver that works under Linux/MacOS. The console
tool (Migrate.exe) is more Windows-centric and will therefore keep
using the standard Oracle ADO.NET library. The dotnet-fm is mostly
used on non-Windows platforms and is therefore predestinated to use
the new beta driver.

The statement from Oracle can be found on the
Oracle website.

The console tool will switch to the new driver when it becomes stable.

New configuration options

var services = new ServiceCollection()
    .ConfigureRunner(rb => rb
        // There is a fluent interface to configure the targets for ScanIn

Configurations for ScanIn(assemblies):

  |                                           ^
  |                                           |
  +- For -+- All() ---------------------------+
  ^       |                                   ^
  |       |                                   |
  |       +- Migrations() ------------+-->+-->+
  |       |                           ^   |
  |       |                           |   |
  |       +- VersionTableMetaData() --+   |
  |       |                           ^   |
  |       |                           |   |
  |       +- EmbeddedResources() -----+   |
  |                                       |
  |                                       v


var services = new ServiceCollection()
    .ConfigureRunner(rb => rb
        // There is a fluent interface to configure the targets for ScanIn

Dependency injection changes (issue #877)

Supported scenario

This allows the reconfiguration of the connection string/used database at run-time.

Applies to

  • Connection string
  • Processor/generator selection
  • Type filters


The following option classes are now resolved using IOptionSnapshot<T>:

  • ProcessorOptions
  • SelectingProcessorAccessorOptions
  • SelectingGeneratorAccessorOptions
  • TypeFilterOptions

The following services are now scoped instead of singleton:

  • IVersionTableMetaDataAccessor
  • IVersionTableMetaData
  • IMigrationSource
  • IMigrationInformationLoader

The MigrationSource now consumes all registered IMigrationSourceItem instances.

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The new documentation is online on

Upgrade Guide

What changed?

Breaking changes

  • #850: Set minimum .NET Framework version to 4.6.1. Older versions aren't supported anymore.
  • ProcessorOptions.Timeout is now of type System.TimeSpan?
  • MigrationRunner.MaintenanceLoader is now read-only
  • MigrationRunner.CaughtExceptions returns now a IReadOnlyList
  • dotnet-fm is now a global tool and requires at least the .NET Core tooling 2.1-preview2



  • #767: Append NULL constraint for custom types for PostgreSQL and SQL Server


  • IAssemblyCollection and all its implementations
  • IAnnouncer and all its implementations
  • IMigrationRunnerConventions.GetMigrationInfo
  • IProfileLoader.ApplyProfiles()
  • IProfileLoader.FindProfilesIn
  • IMigrationProcessorOptions
  • IMigrationProcessorFactory and all its implementations
  • IRunnerContext and RunnerContext, replaced by several dedicated options classes:
    • RunnerOptions are the new RunnerContext (minus some properties extracted into separate option classes)
    • ProcessorOptions for global processor-specific options
    • GeneratorOptions to allow setting the compatibility mode
    • TypeFilterOptions for filtering migrations by namespace
    • AnnouncerOptions to enable showing SQL statements and the elapsed time
    • SelectingProcessorAccessorOptions allows selection of a processor by its identifier
    • SelectingGeneratorAccessorOptions allows selection of a generator by its identifier
    • AppConfigConnectionStringAccessorOptions to allow leading the connection strings from the *.config xml file (deprecated, only for transition to Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration)
  • CompatabilityMode (is now ComatibilityMode)
  • ApplicationContext in various interfaces/classes
  • ManifestResourceNameWithAssembly replaced by ValueTuple
  • MigrationGeneratorFactory
  • MigrationProcessorFactoryProvider
  • ITypeMap.GetTypeMap(DbType, int, int)
  • IDbFactory: Only the implementations will remain
  • Several non-DI constructors

Additional information

Connection string handling

The library assumes that in ProcessorOptions.ConnectionString is either a connection string or
a connection string identifier. This are the steps to load the real connection string.

  • Queries all IConnectionStringReader implementations
    • When a connection string is returned by one of the readers, then this
      connection string will be used
    • When no connection string is returned, try reading from the next IConnectionStringReader
  • When no reader returned a connection string, then return ProcessorOptions.ConnectionString

The connection string stored in ProcessorOptions.ConnectionString might be overridden
by registering the IConnectionStringReader instance PassThroughConnectionStringReader
as scoped service.

When no connection string could be found, the SelectingProcessorAccessor returns
a ConnectionlessProcessor instead of the previously selected processor.

Instantiating a migration runner

// Initialize the services
var serviceProvider = new ServiceCollection()
    .AddLogging(lb => lb.AddFluentMigratorConsole())
        builder => builder

// Instantiate the runner
var runner = serviceProvider.GetRequiredService<IMigrationRunner>();

// Run the migrations

This adds the FluentMigrator services to the service collection and
configures the runner to use SQLite with the given connection string,
announcer and migration assembly.

Now you can instantiate the runner using the built service provider and use
its functions.

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May 3, 2018
Set next-version to 3.98
The prerelease number resets only after the 3.0 release.


  • #856 New constructors to enable passing a custom expression convention set
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@fubar-coder fubar-coder released this Apr 24, 2018 · 356 commits to master since this release


  • #859: The pound sign is only recognized when it's only preceeded by whitespace
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