Upgrade to v6

The purpose of this note is to help developers to upgrade their liana from v5 to v6. Please read carefully and integrate the following breaking changes to ensure a smooth upgrade.​

Upgrading to v6

Before upgrading to v6, consider the below breaking changes.

As for any dependency upgrade, it's very important to test this upgrade in your testing environments. Not doing so could result in your admin panel being unusable.

To upgrade to v6, simply run:

SQL
Mongodb
SQL
npm install forest-express-sequelize@latest
Mongodb
npm install forest-express-mongoose@latest

In case of a regression introduced in Production after the upgrade, a rollback to your previous liana is the fastest way to restore your admin panel.

Breaking changes

Liana initialization

The liana initialization now returns a promise. This solves an issue wherein exposed lianas were not yet initialized and thus returning 404s.

You must update the following 2 files:

middlewares/forestadmin.js (lines 6-7)
// BEFORE
module.exports = function (app) {
app.use(Liana.init({
// AFTER
module.exports = async function (app) {
app.use(await Liana.init({
app.js (line 56)
// BEFORE
resolve: Module => new Module(app),
// AFTER
resolve: Module => Module(app),

Select all feature

This version also introduces the new Select all behavior. Once you've updated your bulk Smart Actions according to the below changes, you'll be able to choose between selecting all the records or only those displayed on the current page.

/routes/companies.js
//BEFORE
router.post('/actions/mark-as-live', permissionMiddlewareCreator.smartAction(), (req, res) => {
let companyId = req.body.data.attributes.ids[0];
return companies
.update({ status: 'live' }, { where: { id: companyId }})
.then(() => {
res.send({ success: 'Company is now live!' });
});
});
// AFTER
import { RecordsGetter } from "forest-express-sequelize";
...
router.post('/actions/mark-as-live', permissionMiddlewareCreator.smartAction(), (req, res) => {
return new RecordsGetter(companies).getIdsFromRequest(req)
.then((companyIds) => {
return companies
.update({ status: 'live' }, { where: { id: companyIds }})
.then(() => {
res.send({ success: 'Company is now live!' });
});
});
});

If you altered the default DELETE behavior by overriding or extending it, you'll have to do so as well with the new BULK DELETE route.

Important Notice

Changelogs

This release note covers only the major changes. To learn more, please refer to the changelogs in our different repositories: