Mark Chavez

Mark Chavez

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Running a specific Rails migration

October 30, 2019

Today I learned an important thing on Rails migration. So apparently, each and every migrations are actually also ActiveRecord models. For example, try running ActiveRecord::SchemaMigration.all in your rails console. See what I mean?

To be able to re-run a specific migration, you essentially remove it from the database. It’s pretty straightforward given that you know what schema version to run.

Step 1: Remove the schema version in the database.

VERSION_TO_RERUN = "<version here>"

version = ActiveRecord::SchemaMigration.find_by(version: VERSION_TO_RERUN)


Step 2: Re-run database migration.

$ rails db:migrate

That’s it folks!

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