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Version: 0.11.x

Using sea-orm-cli

First, install sea-orm-cli with cargo.

cargo install sea-orm-cli

Configure Environment

Set DATABASE_URL in your environment, or create a .env file in your project root. Specify your database connection.


Getting Help

Use -h flag on any CLI command or subcommand for help.

# List all available commands
sea-orm-cli -h

# List all subcommands available in `generate` command
sea-orm-cli generate -h

# Show how to use `generate entity` subcommand
sea-orm-cli generate entity -h

Generating Entity Files

Discover all tables in a database and generate a corresponding SeaORM entity file for each table.

Supported databases:

  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • SQLite

Command line options:

  • -u / --database-url: database URL (default: DATABASE_URL specified in ENV)
  • -s / --database-schema: database schema (default: DATABASE_SCHEMA specified in ENV)
    • for MySQL & SQLite, this argument is ignored
    • for PostgreSQL, this argument is optional with default value 'public'
  • -o / --output-dir: entity file output directory (default: current directory)
  • -v / --verbose: print debug messages
  • -l / --lib: generate index file as instead of
  • --include-hidden-tables: generate entity files from hidden tables (tables with names starting with an underscore are hidden and ignored by default)
  • --ignore-tables: skip generating entity file for specified tables (default: seaql_migrations)
  • --compact-format: generate entity file of compact format (default: true)
  • --expanded-format: generate entity file of expanded format
  • --with-serde: automatically derive serde Serialize / Deserialize traits for the entity (none, serialize, deserialize, both) (default: none)
    • --serde-skip-deserializing-primary-key: generate entity model with primary key field labeled as #[serde(skip_deserializing)]
    • --serde-skip-hidden-column: generate entity model with hidden column (column name starts with _) field labeled as #[serde(skip)]
  • --date-time-crate: the datetime crate to use for generating entities (chrono, time) (default: chrono)
  • --max-connections: maximum number of database connections to be initialized in the connection pool (default: 1)
  • --model-extra-derives: append extra derive macros to the generated model struct
  • --model-extra-attributes: append extra attributes to generated model struct
# Generate entity files of database `bakery` to `entity/src`
sea-orm-cli generate entity -u protocol://username:password@localhost/bakery -o entity/src