Rename automatically named foreign keys with Alembic
I have recently messed up my Alembic migrations while modifying my SQLAlchemy models. To start with, I didn’t update the auto-generated migration files to name the indexes/foreign keys a name, so Alembic used its own naming scheme. This is not an actual problem until you have to modify columns that have such constraints. I have since fixed this problem, but first I had to find which column references what (I had no indexes other than primary key back then, so I could go with foreign keys only). Here is a query I put together, mostly using this article.
SELECT constraint_name, CONCAT(table_name, '.', column_name) AS 'foreign key', CONCAT(referenced_table_name, '.', referenced_column_name) AS 'references' FROM information_schema.key_column_usage WHERE referenced_table_name IS NOT NULL AND = 'my_app'; table_schema
Now I could easily drop such constraints using
'users_ibfk1', 'users', type_='foreignkey')alembic.op.drop_constraint(
and recreate them with
'fk_user_client', 'users', 'clients', ['client_id'], ['id'])alembic.op.create_foreign_key(