Angel's ORM ships with support for running database migrations, using a system modeled over that of Laravel.
An example is shown below:
class UserMigration implements Migration {
void up(Schema schema) {
schema.create('users', (table) {
..varChar('username', length: 32).unique()
void down(Schema schema) {
Migrations can be used to either create, alter, or drop database tables.
For more in-depth documentation, consult the angel_migration documentation:
If you use angel_orm_generator, then a migration will be generated by default for each class annotated with @orm.
To disable this:
@Orm(generateMigrations: false)
abstract class _MyModel extends Model {}

Running Migrations

Using package:angel_migration_runner, we can create executables that run our database migrations:
import 'package:angel_migration_runner/angel_migration_runner.dart';
import 'package:angel_migration_runner/postgres.dart';
import 'package:postgres/postgres.dart';
import '../../angel_migration/example/todo.dart';
var migrationRunner = PostgresMigrationRunner(
PostgreSQLConnection('', 5432, 'test'),
migrations: [
Running this file will produce output like the following:
Executes Angel migrations.
Usage: migration_runner <command> [arguments]
Global options:
-h, --help Print this usage information.
Available commands:
help Display help information for migration_runner.
refresh Resets the database, and then re-runs all migrations.
reset Resets the database.
rollback Undoes the last batch of migrations.
up Runs outstanding migrations.
Run "migration_runner help <command>" for more information about a command.
The migration runner keeps track of a migrations table, in order to be able to keep track of which migrations it has run.
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