Prisma: 4.5.0 Release

Release date:
October 18, 2022
Previous version:
4.4.0 (released September 27, 2022)
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1,704 Diff Delta
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Major improvements

Filter for non-unique properties in unique where queries (Preview)

In this release, we are adding support for non-unique properties inside the where statement for queries that operate on a unique record (e.g.: findUnique, update, delete, etc.). This was not possible in the past, as we only allowed unique fields as filters inside the where statement for the queries in question.

There are use cases where a query that operates on a unique record requires further filtering by non-unique properties. For example, for the following model:

model Article {
  id      Int    @id @default(autoincrement())
  content String
  version Int
}

Let’s say that you would like to update the Article with an id of “5”, but only if the version equals "1":

await prisma.article.update({
    where: { id: 5, version: 1 }, // `version` field was not available before Prisma 4.5.0
    data: {
        content: "Incredible new story",
        version: { increment: 1 },
    },
});

With 4.5.0, we are adding support to specify any number of non-unique fields in your where statement, as long as you have at least one unique field.

To use it, enable the Preview feature flag:

generator js {
  provider        = "prisma-client-js"
  previewFeatures = ["extendedWhereUnique"]
}

To learn more about this feature and about use cases where it can be useful, please check out our documentation. For feedback, please leave a comment on the GitHub issue.

PostgreSQL extension management (Preview)

We are excited to add support for declaring PostgreSQL extensions in the Prisma schema. The feature comes with support for introspection and migrations. This will allow you to adopt, evolve and manage which PostgreSQL database extensions are installed directly from within your Prisma schema.

💡 This feature adds support to manage PostgreSQL extensions in Prisma schema. It does not provide additional query capabilities and datatypes in Prisma Client.

To try this feature, enable the Preview feature flag:

generator client {
  provider        = "prisma-client-js"
  previewFeatures = ["postgresqlExtensions"]
}

datasource db {
  provider = "postgresql"
  url      = env("DATABASE_URL")
}

Now you will be able to use the new extensions property in the datasource block of your Prisma schema.

datasource db {
  provider   = "postgresql"
  url        = env("DATABASE_URL")
  extensions = [hstore(schema: "myHstoreSchema"), pg_tgrm, postgis(version: "2.1")]
}

⚠️ To avoid noise from introspection, we currently only introspect the following allow-list: citext, pgcrypto, uuid-ossp, and postgis. But you can add and configure any extension to your Prisma schema manually.

Please visit our documentation to learn more about this feature or leave a comment with feedback on the GitHub issue.

Change to Referential Integrity — property in datasource block renamed to relationMode (Preview)

To prepare Prisma Client’s emulation of relations for general availability, we are releasing several improvements to the referentialIntegrity Preview feature.

We decided to rename the feature to Relation Mode. We think this closer reflects what this feature does and distinguishes it from integrity management on the database level. The related property in the datasource block of the Prisma schema has also been changed from referentialIntegrity to relationMode.

⚠️ The Preview feature flag inside the generator block of the Prisma schema is still called referentialIntegrity.

To use it, keep using the old referentialIntegrity Preview feature flag:

generator js {
  provider        = "prisma-client-js"
  previewFeatures = ["referentialIntegrity"]
}

But use the new property name in the datasource:

datasource db {
  provider     = "mysql"
  url          = env("DATABASE_URL")
  relationMode = "prisma"
}

We also removed the referential action NoAction for PostgreSQL and SQLite when using relationMode = "prisma" as we are not planning to support the details of the database behavior.

To learn more about relationMode, please check out the documentation or leave a comment on the GitHub issue.

Deno for Prisma Client for Data Proxy (Preview)

Deno is an alternative JavaScript runtime that can replace Node.js to run JS and TS apps. It aligns itself closely with web technologies, claims to be secure by default, and supports TypeScript out of the box.

Today we are releasing initial support for Prisma with Deno via an integration for our Prisma Client for Data Proxy. This feature was developed together with the amazing team at Deno 🦕.

To use Prisma Client in a Deno project, add the deno Preview feature flag to your Prisma schema and define a folder as output (this is required for Deno):

generator client {
  provider        = "prisma-client-js"
  previewFeatures = ["deno"]
  output          = "../generated/client"
}

Now you can generate Prisma Client with the Data Proxy using the command npx prisma generate --data-proxy. Then use Prisma Client in your Deno script with the following import:

import { PrismaClient } from './generated/client/deno/edge.ts'

const prisma = new PrismaClient()

async function main() {
    const users = await prisma.user.findMany()
    console.log({ users })
}

main()

You can also deploy an app built and configured like this on Deno Deploy, Deno’s deployment platform. Read this guide in our documentation for a full example and individual steps.

For feedback, please comment on this GitHub issue.

Fixed “Invalid string length” error in Prisma Studio and Prisma Data Platform Data Browser

Many people were having issues with an "Invalid string length" error both in Prisma Studio and Prisma Data Platform Data Browser. This issue can be resolved through this workaround. With this release, the root cause of this issue has been fixed and it should not occur again.

Updated proposal for Client Extensions: request for comments

In 4.3.0, we shared a proposal for Prisma Client Extensions on Github. We received a lot of great feedback, which we have incorporated into a new proposal.

If you’re interested, please head over to the new proposal in GitHub and tell us what you think. Thank you!

Fixes and improvements

Prisma

Prisma Client

Prisma Migrate

Language tools (e.g. VS Code)

Credits

Huge thanks to @kt3k, @abenhamdine, @jsoref for helping!