Sometimes I make changes like making some unnecessary field Hidden, or change permission level of some fields as per my need.
I also have some custom client scripts running on different doctypes, and alot of notifications (sms and email) set for different events in different Doctypes.
I have not made changes in the source code.
Now, when I update with:
will I lose all my modifications ? I have not tried to update yet with the fear of losing customizations.
What is the correct way to update ERPNext without losing changes ?
What would be a good way to update if I had made changes to the code also ?
(assume my changes are not useful to the community so I would not send a pull request)
The changes and configuration settings should not get messed up. They are usually not affected by an update. Run the update fearlessly. Get a database backup before you do (it’s actually a part of the update script) so that you can restore if necessary. But I don’t think you will have a problem.
Cannot proceed with update: You have local changes in app “frappe” that are not committed.
Here are your choices:
Merge the frappe app manually with “git pull” / “git pull --rebase” and fix conflicts.
Temporarily remove your changes with “git stash” or discard them completely
with “bench update --reset” or for individual repositries “git reset --hard”
If your changes are helpful for others, send in a pull request via GitHub and
wait for them to be merged in the core.
This is exactly what I wanted to avoid. How can I solve the issue without removing my customizations ? I am not an expert on GIT.
I also read the documentationson git stash. But I am not sure if I should proceed. And how should I proceed ?
It’s safe, if you don’t forget to do step 8 “git stash apply” afterwards.
By the way: What customizations have to made? If you use the customize feature, it should not affect your frappe folder, but as you got the message, that “You have local changes in app “frappe” that are not committed” it seems that there has been something changed.
Or maybe you have exported the customizations into the frappe module?
Just run “git status” in the frappe folder and post the output here. We can see what kind of customizations have been done.