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Resolve migration conflicts.

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Django Migration resolver ensures that migration files always stays ordered regardless of remote changes.


With generated migration files using Django's makemigrations command you could run into issues where the generated migration files would potentially be out of sync with remote's default branch most CI servers are able to catch this error by running a test based on your local branch merge back into the base branch there by spotting duplicate migration nodes.


This package aims to solve this problem by using a Doubly Linked List while traversing the app's migration file(s) detecting duplicate node(s) and potential conflicts.

When duplicate nodes are detected stat.st_mtime is used to sort files based on the last modified time.

:warning: This is not always accurate and might require a manual check to validate changes.

NOTE: This doesn't require Django's installed apps concept when using CLI commands since this is totally file based and should be executed within the root/app folders.

Table of Contents

  1. Installation

  2. Usage

    i. Use Case

    ii. Using Auto migration resolver

    iii. Using Static migration resolver


$ pip install django-migration-resolver-hook
poetry add -D django-migration-resolver-hook


Use Case

|--- migrations
       |---- ...
       |---- # Shared between remote and local repo
       |---- # Only exists on remote
Local repo
|--- migrations
       |---- ...
       |----  # Shared between remote and local repo
       |----  # Only exists locally which raises duplicate migration nodes errors.

Since this is now out of sync with the remote branch to sync changes:

:warning: Unstable use Static migration resolver instead.

Using Auto migration resolver

CLI command: auto_migration_resolver

Auto detect and fix migration files by providing the following:

  • --app-name: The app_name of the Django application.
  • --strategy: The strategy used to resolve migration errors (options: "reseed"/"inline"). (Defaults to: "reseed")
  • --exclude: The list of migration files that should be ignored.
  • --commit: Perform a git commit for the changes after moving file old -> new.
  • --verbose: Verbose command execution.
$ auto_migration_resolver --app-name my_app --commit --verbose

Using Static migration resolver

CLI command: migration_resolver

Fix migrations by providing the following:

  • --app-name: The app_name of the Django application.
  • --last: Last migration file of the remote that should be the seed of the conflicted migrations with or without the suffix.
  • --conflict: The migration file which needs to be reseeded from the last migration file.
  • --commit: Perform a git commit for the changes after moving file old -> new.
  • --verbose: Verbose command execution.
$ migration_resolver --app-name my_app --last 0010_auto_20200115_1632 --conflict 0008_auto_20200114_5438 --commit --verbose
Fixing migrations...
Updating the conflicting migration file
Succefully updated:
Renaming the migration file from to
Successfully renamed the migration file.
[my-test-branch c18fca41e] Resolved migration conflicts for →
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
rename my_app/migrations/{ =>} (99%)

For more options

$ migration_resolver --help
usage: migration_resolver [-h] [--auto-detect] [--verbose] --app-name APP_NAME --last LAST --conflict CONFLICT [--commit]

Resolve duplicate migration nodes.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help           show this help message and exit
  --auto-detect        Auto-detect and fix migration errors. (Not supported)
  --verbose            Verbose output
  --app-name APP_NAME  App Name
  --last LAST          The glob/full name of the final migration file.
  --conflict CONFLICT  The glob/full name of the final migration file with the conflict.
  --commit             Commit the changes made.

Using vsc (git/mercurial) when the remote has a migration files that conflict with previous migrations you have locally.


  • Auto detect and resolve errors with migration nodes.
  • Speed up execution using async/await for handling reading nodes.
  • Add support for database unapply migration for case of applied migrations.
  • Add support to rollback any changes if there are failures in the chain of operation.
  • VCS support right now only git is supported (extend to mercurial).
  • Document Auto migration strategies.

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