Upgrading

This document provides the necessary steps to upgrade from a previous version.

{tip} Version 6.0.x uses the same database structure as the previous version (5.0.x).

PHP

Support for PHP 5.5.x/5.6.x has been dropped since version 5.0.0. From version 5.0.0 onward, PHP 7.0.13 or greater is required.

Before upgrading

The doctrine/dbal package is required to successfully execute the upgrade migrations, so make sure it's installed.

composer require doctrine/dbal

{note} Any changes made to the initial Audit Migration should be taken into account, do not blindly copy and paste!

Upgrade from version 4.1.x to version 6.0.x

Table

Use the following migration to convert a default 4.1.x table structure into the 6.0.x version:

<?php
use Illuminate\Database\Migrations\Migration;
use Illuminate\Database\Schema\Blueprint;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Schema;

class UpdateAuditsTable extends Migration
{
    /**
     * Run the migrations.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function up()
    {
        Schema::table('audits', function (Blueprint $table) {
            $table->string('tags')->nullable();
        });
    }

    /**
     * Reverse the migrations.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function down()
    {
        // There's no turning back
    }
}

Upgrade from version 3.1.x to version 6.0.x

Model

All Auditable models must implement the OwenIt\Auditing\Contracts\Auditable interface.

{tip} Take a look at the brief example in the Model Setup.

Table

Use the following migration to convert a default 3.1.x table structure into the 6.0.x version:

<?php
use Illuminate\Database\Migrations\Migration;
use Illuminate\Database\Schema\Blueprint;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Schema;

class UpdateAuditsTable extends Migration
{
    /**
     * Run the migrations.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function up()
    {
        Schema::table('audits', function (Blueprint $table) {
            $table->increments('id')->change();
            $table->renameColumn('type', 'event');
            $table->renameColumn('old', 'old_values');
            $table->renameColumn('new', 'new_values');
            $table->unsignedInteger('user_id')->nullable()->change();
            $table->renameColumn('route', 'url');
            $table->string('user_agent')->nullable();
            $table->string('tags')->nullable();
            $table->timestamp('updated_at')->nullable();
        });

        // Set the updated_at value and keep the current created_at value.
        DB::table('audits')->whereNull('updated_at')->update([
            'created_at' => DB::raw('created_at'),
            'updated_at' => DB::raw('created_at'),
        ]);
    }

    /**
     * Reverse the migrations.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function down()
    {
        // There's no turning back
    }
}

Upgrade from version 2.4.x to version 6.0.x

Model

All Auditable models must implement the OwenIt\Auditing\Contracts\Auditable interface.

{tip} Take a look at the brief example in the Model Setup.

Table

Use the following migration to convert a default 2.4.x table structure into the 6.0.x version:

<?php
use Illuminate\Database\Migrations\Migration;
use Illuminate\Database\Schema\Blueprint;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Schema;

class UpdateAuditsTable extends Migration
{
    /**
     * Run the migrations.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function up()
    {
        Schema::table('audits', function (Blueprint $table) {
            $table->unsignedInteger('user_id')->nullable()->change();
            $table->unsignedInteger('owner_id')->change();
            $table->renameColumn('owner_id', 'auditable_id');
            $table->renameColumn('owner_type', 'auditable_type');
            $table->index([
                'auditable_id',
                'auditable_type',
            ]);
            $table->renameColumn('type', 'event');
            $table->renameColumn('old_value', 'old_values');
            $table->renameColumn('new_value', 'new_values');
            $table->renameColumn('route', 'url');
            $table->renameColumn('ip', 'ip_address');
            $table->string('user_agent')->nullable();
            $table->string('tags')->nullable();
        });
    }

    /**
     * Reverse the migrations.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function down()
    {
        // There's no turning back
    }
}

Update the configuration

Version 6.0.0 brings a slight change in the way Audit Resolvers are registered.

{tip} When in doubt, check the bundled configuration file and update or simply replace your current file and make the appropriate changes.

Queues

Audit queue support has been removed since version 4.0.0.

Custom message and fields

Since version 4.0.0, Auditable custom message and fields are no longer supported. Models should be updated to reflect this change, by removing the $auditCustomMessage and $auditCustomFields attributes.

{tip} Documentation on how to display changes can be seen in the Audit Presentation section.