# Migration guide from alpha.12.5 to alpha.12.6

Here are the major changes:

  • JSON input editor
  • Support JSON format for SQL databases

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# Getting started

Install Strapi alpha.12.6 globally on your computer. To do so run npm install strapi@3.0.0-alpha.12.6 -g.

When it's done, generate a new empty project strapi new myNewProject (don't pay attention to the database configuration).

# Update node modules

Update the Strapi's dependencies version (move Strapi's dependencies to 3.0.0-alpha.12.6 version) of your project.

Run npm install strapi@3.0.0-alpha.12.6 --save to update your strapi version and then run the same command for strapi-mongoose or strapi-bookshelf depending on the module you use in your application.

# Update the Admin


If you performed updates in the Admin, you will have to manually migrate your changes.

Delete your old admin folder and replace it with the new one.

# Update the Plugins


If you did a custom update on one of the plugins, you will have to manually migrate your update.

Copy the fields and relations you had in your /plugins/users-permissions/models/User.settings.json and /plugins/users-permissions/config/jwt.json file in the new one.

Then, delete your old plugins folder and replace it with the new one.

# ⚠️ Warning for SQL users

Now you will receive an object instead of a stringify object for the JSON type. The data type has changed so if your application applies transformation on your JSON data, you may have to update your code.

That's all, you have now upgraded to Strapi alpha.12.6.