Programming language: C#
License: Apache License 2.0
Tags: Deployment    
Latest version: v1.0.1

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yuniql (yuu-nee-kel). Free and open source schema versioning and database migration engine made natively with .NET Core. Use plain SQL scripts, bulk import CSV, integrate CI/CD pipelines, zero runtime dependencies and works with windows and linux. Supports SqlServer, PostgreSql, MySql, and MariaDB.


Inspired by Evolutionary Database Design by Martin Fowler and Pramod Sadalage. -->

Working with CLI

Manage local db versions and run database migrations from your CLI tool. Perform local migration run or verify with uncommitted runs to test your scripts. Install yuniql CLI with Chocolatey or use alternative ways listed here https://yuniql.io/docs/install-yuniql

choco install yuniql --version=1.0.1

Run migrations for SQL Server

docker run -d -e "ACCEPT_EULA=Y" -e "[email protected]!" -p 1400:1433 -d mcr.microsoft.com/mssql/server:2017-latest
SETX YUNIQL_CONNECTION_STRING "Server=localhost,1400;Database=yuniqldb;User Id=SA;[email protected]!"
git clone https://github.com/rdagumampan/yuniql.git c:\temp\yuniql-cli
cd c:\temp\yuniql-cli\samples\basic-sqlserver-sample

yuniql run -a
yuniql list

Running yuniql v1.0.1 for windows-x64
Copyright 2019 (C) Rodel E. Dagumampan. Apache License v2.0
Visit https://yuniql.io for documentation & more samples

| SchemaVersion | AppliedOnUtc         | Status     | AppliedByUser | AppliedByTool       |
| v0.00         | 2020-07-02 21:45:13Z | Successful | sa            | yuniql-cli v1.0.1.0 |

Run migrations for PostgreSql, MySql and others

docker run -d -e POSTGRES_USER=sa -e [email protected]! -e POSTGRES_DB=yuniqldb -p 5432:5432 postgres
SETX YUNIQL_CONNECTION_STRING "Host=localhost;Port=5432;Username=sa;[email protected]!;Database=yuniqldb"
git clone https://github.com/rdagumampan/yuniql.git c:\temp\yuniql-cli
cd c:\temp\yuniql-cli\samples\basic-postgresql-sample

yuniql run -a --platform postgresql
yuniql list --platform postgresql

Working with Azure DevOps Pipelines Tasks

Run your database migration from Azure DevOps Pipelines. The tasks downloads package and cache it for later execution just like how Use .NET Core or Use Node tasks works. Find Yuniql on Azure DevOps MarketPlace. Developer guide is available here https://yuniql.io/docs/migrate-via-azure-devops-pipelines.

Working with Docker Container

Run your database migration thru a Docker container. This is specially helpful on Linux environments and CI/CD pipelines running on Linux Agents as it facilitates your migration without having to worry any local installations or runtime dependencies. Developer guide is available here https://yuniql.io/docs/migrate-via-docker-container.

git clone https://github.com/rdagumampan/yuniql.git c:\temp\yuniql-docker
cd c:\temp\yuniql-docker\samples\basic-sqlserver-sample

docker build -t sqlserver-example .
docker run sqlserver-example -c "<your-connection-string>" -a --platform sqlserver

Working with ASP.NET Core

Run your database migration when your ASP.NET Core host service starts up. This ensures that database is always at latest compatible state before operating the service. Applies to Worker and WebApp projects. Developer guide is available here https://yuniql.io/docs/migrate-via-aspnetcore-application.

dotnet add package Yuniql.AspNetCore
using Yuniql.AspNetCore;

//docker run -d -e "ACCEPT_EULA=Y" -e "[email protected]!" -p 1400:1433 -d mcr.microsoft.com/mssql/server:2017-latest
var traceService = new ConsoleTraceService { IsDebugEnabled = true };
app.UseYuniql(traceService, new Configuration
    WorkspacePath = Path.Combine(Environment.CurrentDirectory, "_db"),
    ConnectionString = "Server=localhost,1400;Database=yuniqldb;User Id=SA;[email protected]!",
    AutoCreateDatabase = true,
    Tokens = new List<KeyValuePair<string, string>> {
        new KeyValuePair<string, string>("VwColumnPrefix1","Vw1"),
        new KeyValuePair<string, string>("VwColumnPrefix2","Vw2"),
        new KeyValuePair<string, string>("VwColumnPrefix3","Vw3"),
        new KeyValuePair<string, string>("VwColumnPrefix4","Vw4")

Working with Console Application

Run your database migration when Console App starts. Developer guide is available here https://yuniql.io/docs/migrate-via-netcore-console-application.

dotnet add package Yuniql.Core
using Yuniql.Core;

static void Main(string[] args)
    //docker run -d -e "ACCEPT_EULA=Y" -e "[email protected]!" -p 1400:1433 -d mcr.microsoft.com/mssql/server:2017-latest
    var traceService = new ConsoleTraceService { IsDebugEnabled = true };
    var configuration = new Configuration
        WorkspacePath = Path.Combine(Environment.CurrentDirectory, "_db"),
        ConnectionString = "Server=localhost,1400;Database=yuniqldb;User Id=SA;[email protected]!",
        AutoCreateDatabase = true

    var migrationServiceFactory = new MigrationServiceFactory(traceService);
    var migrationService = migrationServiceFactory.Create();

Advanced use cases

Contributing & asking for help

Please submit ideas for improvement or report a bug by creating an issue. Alternatively, tag #yuniql on Twitter or drop me a message rdagumampanATgmail.com.

If this is your first time to participate in an open source initiative, you may look at issues labeled as first timer friendly issues. If you found an interesting case, you can fork this repository, clone to your dev machine, create a local branch, and make Pull Requests (PR) so I can review and merge your changes.

To prepare your dev machine, please visit https://github.com/rdagumampan/yuniql/wiki/Setup-development-environment

Supported databases and platform tests

Amazon Redshift, Amazon Aurora, Snowflake, Azure Synapse are being evaluated/developed/tested. For running migration from docker container, see instructions here.

Platforms Build Status Description
sqlserver yuniql-build-status Sql Server 2017, Azure SQL Database
postgresql yuniql-build-status PostgreSql v9.6, v12.1, latest
mysql yuniql-build-status MySql v5.7, v8.0, latest
mariadb yuniql-build-status MariaDb v10.2, latest
Distributions Build Status Description
Docker image linux-x64 yuniql-build-status docker pull rdagumampan/yuniql:linux-x64-latest
Docker imiage win-x64 yuniql-build-status docker pull rdagumampan/yuniql:win-x64-latest


Copyright (C) 2019 Rodel E. Dagumampan

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.


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