MPS 2017.1 Help

Migration Assistant

Changes to languages, in particular, removing concepts or adding and removing properties, children and references to concepts, will introduce incompatibilities between the previous and the next language version.

This impacts the users of the language if they update to the next language version - since they may discover that their models no longer match the language definitions and thus get appropriate errors reported from their models.

MPS tracks versions of languages used in projects and provides automatic migrations to upgrade the usages of a language to the most recent versions.

Whenever MPS detects that some models use an older version of a language, it will prompt the user to run the Migration assistant in order to update the models. The user can also invoke the Migration assistant manually from the menu Tools | Run Migration Assistant. Once invoked, the Migration assistant will collect all the automatic migration scripts that language authors prepared for migrating user models and then safely run them. As soon as the Migration assistant finishes, the user models should be up-to-date.

Last modified: 3 April 2017