The process for managing migrations may change. Please report any issues you encounter.

The @triplit/cli package provides a CLI tool for generating migrations.

Additional details about the CLI tool can be found by running triplit --help.

Checking the current server status

triplit status

This command checks the current state of your project's schema and migrations and the current state of your server's schema and migrations. It will print out a report of the differences between the two and recommend actions to take if necessary.

Creating migrations

Local creation

To create a migration, you must first create or edit your schema file, located at triplit/schema.ts. Once you have made your changes, run the following command:

triplit create some_migration_name

Based on the changes made in triplit/schema.ts, this command creates a new file containing a migration definition inside your app's directory at triplit/migrations. It will not run any migrations.

Migration files are written in JSON and contain the following fields:

up: A set of operations to apply to the server to migrate up.

down: A set of operations to apply to the server to migrate down.

version: A version indicator for the migration.

parent: The version of the previous migration.

name: The name of the migration.

A migration creating a collection called todos would look like this:

  "up": [
        "name": "todos",
        "schema": {
          "text": {
            "type": "string"
          "complete": {
            "type": "boolean"
  "down": [
        "name": "todos"
  "version": 1685494192864,
  "parent": 0,
  "name": "1685494192864_create_todos"

Syncing with the Console

The Triplit Console also allows you to make changes to your schema via a GUI. Your project will not be aware of these changes until you run pull those changes into your project. This command will generate a migration file for you based on the changes made in the console:

triplit migrate pull

Code generation

Triplit also provides a code generation tool to aid with editing your schema. To generate a schema file based on the current set of migrations, run:

triplit migrate codegen

This will overwrite any changes to your schema file that have not been tracked by migrations.

Applying migrations

triplit migrate up <version>

This command applies all up migrations to your server. You may optionally provide a version to migrate to.

Migrate down to a specific migration:

triplit migrate down <version>

This command applies all down migrations to your server until you reach the specified verison. You may optionally provide a version to migrate to.

Passing migrations to the client

When applying migrations to the server, Triplit will generate a schema for you at triplit/schema.ts.

To apply migrations to your client database, they must be passed to your client on instantiation. Unfortunately types cannot be inferred from migrations alone, so you will also need to pass the schema type to the client as a generic.

import { TriplitClient } from '@triplit/client';
import { schema } from './triplit/schema';
import 1685494192864_create_todos from './triplit/migrations/1685494192864_create_todos.json';
type Schema = typeof schema;
const migrations = [1685494192864_create_todos];
const client = new TriplitClient<Schema>({