Migrations are PHP classes containing database schema changesets. These changesets can be applied or reverted to bring the database into a certain state. You might know the concept of migrations from other Frameworks or Symfony as well.
For Shopware to recognise additional plugin migrations, they need to be placed in the
Migrationdirectory under your plugin's source code root directory.
Each migration filename follows a specific pattern. To ease plugin development, Shopware provides a console command which can be used to generate a correctly named migration file with the default methods needed.
Each migration can have two methods. The
updatemethod must contain only non-destructive changes which can be rolled back at any time. The
updateDestructivemethod can contain destructive changes, which cannot be reversed, like dropping columns or tables. For examples of database migrations please refer to the guide on how to use database migrations: