An AdonisJS (nodejs) package to generate migration files from existing DB tables

Usage no npm install needed!

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AdonisJS Migrations Generator

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This package allows you easily generate migration files for your AdonisJS app from an existing Database, including indexes and foreign keys!

Currently Supported

  • MySQL
  • SQLite
  • PostgreSQL


You can install the package via composer:

npm install @shagital/adonisjs-migrations-generator

Or with yarn

yarn add @shagital/adonisjs-migrations-generator


Open start/app.js and add @shagital/adonisjs-migrations-generator/src/Commands/MigrationsGeneratorCommand to the commands array

  • Note that you can replace the adonis with node ace if adonis is not installed globally on your system.

Basic usage

Will generate migration files for all tables in the DB set as default, and save files in database/migrations directory

adonis migration:generate

Specify tables to generate migrations for

adonis migration:generate  --include=table1,table2

Exclude specific tables

adonis migration:generate  --exclude=table1,table2

Specify DB connection to use

NOTE: Connection type must have been specified in config/databases

adonis migration:generate  --connection=mysql2

Save migration files in specified path

NOTE: The package will attempt to create the specified directory if it doesn't exist

adonis migration:generate  --path=/var/www/html/backups

Clear directory before creating migration files.

This option is suitable for a fresh application install

#f03c15 NOTE: The directory and all it's content will be deleted before the directory is recreated! ENSURE THE DIRECTORY DOESN'T CONTAIN FILES YOU PREFER TO KEEP!!!

adonis migration:generate --force

Disable foreign key constraint in migration files

[MySQL] Because we're generating migrations are being generated from an existing DB, when you run the migration, you might run into foreign key constraint errors because tables might not be created before been referenced in another table. This option adds a command to disable foreign key check so your migrations can run smoothly

adonis migration:generate --disable-fkc

Example Migration file

'use strict';

/** @type {import('@adonisjs/lucid/src/Schema')} */
const Schema = use('Schema');
/** @type {import('@adonisjs/lucid/src/Database')} */
const Database = use('Database');

class UsersSchema extends Schema {

  static get connection() {
    return 'mysql'

  up() {
    return Promise.all([
      Database.raw("SET FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS=0;")
    ]).then(() => {
      this.create('users', (table) => {
        table.string('username', 80).unique();
        table.string('first_name', 80).nullable();
        table.string('last_name', 80).nullable();
        table.string('email', 100).unique();
        table.string('password', 255);

        table.index(['username'], 'users_username_unique_22');
        table.index(['email'], 'users_email_unique_76');

  down() {
    return Promise.all([
      Database.raw("SET FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS=0;")
    ]).then(() => {

module.exports = UsersSchema


Please see CHANGELOG for more information what has changed recently.


If you have a feature you'd like to add, kindly send a Pull Request (PR)


If you discover any security related issues, please email zacchaeus@shagital.com instead of using the issue tracker.



The MIT License (MIT). Please see License File for more information.