Database migration with Flyway

Flyway in an extremely convenient database migraton tool.
First and foremost it integrates wonderfully with maven.
But one of its biggest assets is the ability to run both sql migration scripts and java migration scripts.

Let us start with a simple maven project

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<project xmlns=""

        <database.url>{your jdbc url}</database.url>
        <database.user>{your database user}</database.user>
        <databese.password>{your database password}</databese.password>



When you issue through maven

mvn flyway:migrate

Then flyway will will lookup on the db/migration folder of your target to find any migration files. This folder can be changed by altering the content of the locations inside the configuration of the flyway plugin.

For my first migration file I will use sql

The sql file will be located on the db/migration folder which will reside on the maven resources folder.
The name would be V1_1__Create_Persons.sql
Therefore the full path would be src/main/resources/db/migration/V1_1__Create_Persons.sql

LastName varchar(255),
FirstName varchar(255),

The second file would be a java file.
It will be located on the package db.migration folder which will reside on the maven src folder.
The name would be
Therefore the full path would be src/main/java/db/migration/

package db.migration;

import org.flywaydb.core.api.migration.jdbc.JdbcMigration;

import java.sql.Connection;
import java.sql.Statement;

public class V1_2__Insert_Persons implements JdbcMigration

	public void migrate(Connection connection) throws Exception
		Statement stmt = connection.createStatement();

		stmt.addBatch("INSERT INTO Persons (FirstName,LastName) VALUES ('Emmanouil','Gkatziouras')");

		stmt.addBatch("INSERT INTO Persons (FirstName,LastName) VALUES ('Do not know','this guy')");

		try {
		finally {



Since we provide a java file it is wise to call flyway by

mvn clean compile flyway:migrate

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