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Ragtime is a Clojure library for migrating structured data, and consists of ragtime.core, which is database-independent, and ragtime.sql, which includes functions suitable for migration SQL database schema.

Ragtime defines a common interface for expressing migrations, but not how those migrations are generated. Think of it as "Ring for migrations".


Add ragtime.core as a dependency if you just want the database- independent core:

[ragtime/ragtime.core "0.2.0"]

Or add the full library if you want support for SQL databases:

[ragtime "0.2.0"]



Migrations consist of a map of two one-argument functions, :up and :down, and a unique identifier, :id.

Here's an example of one that modifies an in-memory atom stored in (:data db):

(def add-dog
  {:id "add-dog"
   :up   (fn [db] (swap! (:data db) conj :dog))
   :down (fn [db] (swap! (:data db) disj :dog))})

You can apply a migration to a database using the migrate function, and remove a migration using rollback. Ragtime will maintain a list of applied migrations which you can access with the applied-migrations function:

(migrate db add-dog)

(applied-migrations db)
=> [add-dog]

(rollback db add-dog)

(applied-migrations db)
=> []


The database itself needs to be a type that implements the ragtime.core/Migratable protocol. If we wanted an in-memory database that wrapped an atom, we might implement it as a record:

(defrecord MemoryDatabase [data]
  (add-migration-id [_ id]
    (swap! data update-in [:migrations] conj id))
  (remove-migration-id [_ id]
    (swap! data update-in [:migrations]
           (vec (remove (partial = id) %))))
  (applied-migration-ids [_]
    (seq (:migrations @data))))

(defn memory-database []
  (MemoryDatabase. (atom {:migrations []})))

It's important that applied-migration-ids maintains the order migrations were applied in, which is why we're using a vector in this example.

The ragtime.sql library includes a SqlDatabase record that can be used to wrap a database connection map. For instance:

  :classname "org.h2.Driver"
  :subprotocol "h2"
  :subname "mem:test_db"
  :user "test"
  :password ""}
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