v4.2.x to v4.3.x migration guide
The Strapi v4.2.x to v4.3.x migration guide upgrades versions of v4.2.x and above to v4.3.x. This migration guide is needed for all TypeScript users who are using the default SQLite database configuration in their application. The migration to 4.3.3 consists of 3 steps:
- Upgrading the application dependencies
- Updating the database configuration script
- Reinitializing the application
Plugins extension that create custom code or modify existing code, will need to be updated and compared to the changes in the repository. Not updating the plugin extensions could break the application.
Upgrading the application dependencies to 4.3.x
Stop the server before starting the upgrade. At the time of writing this, the latest version of Strapi is v4.3.3.
- Upgrade all of the Strapi packages in the
Save the edited
Install the upgraded version:
npm install💡 Tip
If the operation doesn't work, try removing your
package-lock.json. If that doesn't help, remove the
node_modulesfolder as well and try again.
Updating the database configuration script
This step is only required if you use the default SQLite database configuration in a TypeScript project.
To make sure you don't lose your data every time the development server restarts, you need to make a modification to the
./config/database.ts file. This modification tells Strapi to use the correct file for your database.
To change the script:
- In the
./config/database.tsfile, Identify the default SQLite database configuration.
- Copy and paste the following line to the replace the
filenamekey of the SQLite configuration:
filename: path.join(__dirname, '..', '..', env('DATABASE_FILENAME', '.tmp/data.db')),
Rebuild the application
Run the following command in your project root directory to rebuild Strapi's admin panel:
npm run build
Restart the application
Run the following command in your project root directory to restart the application:
npm run develop