Liquibase Commands: rollbackOneChangeSetSql

The rollbackOneChangeSetSql command is a helper command that allows you to inspect the SQL Liquibase will run to revert the changeSet specified in the rollbackOneChangeSet command. It is only available for Liquibase Pro users.


The rollbackOneChangeSetSql command is typically used when you want inspect the raw SQL that Liquibase uses to revert your changeSet when you run the rollbackOneChangeSet command, so that you don’t unintentionally make a mistake.

Running the rollbackOneChangeSetSql Command

Before running the rollbackOneChangeSetSql command, gather the following information from your DATABASECHANGELOG table or by running the history command:

  • The Author of the changeSet you want to revert
  • The changeSet ID of the changeSet you want to revert
  • The file name (changeSet path) of the changeSet you want to revert

Then run the rollbackOneChangeSetSql command, with your information:

liquibase --changeLogFile=changelog.xml rollbackOneChangeSetSql --changeSetAuthor="Liquibase Pro User" --changeSetId="1::createProc-proschema" --changeSetPath=changelog.xml --force

For more command specific help, type liquibase rollbackonechangesetSQL --help into the command prompt.

rollbackOneChangeSetSql Global Parameters

Parameter Definition Requirement
–changeLogFile The root changelog Required
–url The JDBC database connection URL Required
–username The database username Required
–password The database password Required
–liquibaseProLicenseKey Your Liquibase Pro license key Required
–outputFile The path to the file where the Rollback SQL will be written Optional *

* If not specified, Rollback SQL output goes to STDOUT.

rollbackOneChangeSetSql Command Parameters

Parameter Definition Requirement
–changesetId The changeSet ID from the changelog. Required
–changesetAuthor The name of the author for the changeSet Required
–changesetPath The path to the changelog containing the changeSet you want to roll back Required
–rollbackScript The path to the script to use to perform the rollback Optional **

** This option is only needed if the rollback is not already defined in the changelog, and if it is not a rollback that is automatically provided by Liquibase.


When successful, the rollbackOneChangeSetSql command produces the following output:

-- Lock Database
UPDATE databasechangeloglock SET LOCKED = TRUE, LOCKEDBY = '2605:a601:ab18:0:205:1bff:feb1:45b2%eth1 (2605:a601:ab18:0:205:1bff:feb1:45b2%eth1)', LOCKGRANTED = '2020-02-05 18:37:18.034' WHERE ID = 1 AND LOCKED = FALSE;
-- *********************************************************************
-- Rollback changeset 'postgres_lbpro_master_changelog.xml::4::functionForTrigger::Liquibase Pro User'
-- *********************************************************************
-- Change Log: postgres_lbpro_master_changelog.xml
-- Ran at: 2/5/20 6:37 PM
-- Against: intuser@jdbc:postgresql://localhost:5432/intuserdb?currentSchema=PROSCHEMA
-- Liquibase version: 3.8.6
-- *********************************************************************
-- Rolling Back ChangeSet: postgres_lbpro_master_changelog.xml::4::functionForTrigger::Liquibase Pro User
DELETE FROM "databasechangelog" WHERE ID = '4::functionForTrigger' AND AUTHOR = 'Liquibase Pro User' AND FILENAME = 'postgres_lbpro_master_changelog.xml';
-- Release Database Lock