6.5 Publishing changes

We have made a number of changes locally, we need update the production environment to be in sync with the local environment. This includes the API, frontend app and the new serverless function we created to handle the event


  • Update environmental variables
  • Run migrations
  • Deploy Serverless Function

Exercise 1: Run migrations

Now we longer need to generate migrations because Hasura does this automatically for us. The migrations are all local and we need to get them to the production app.

Task 1: Generate metadata

To create metadata based on the current database schema, run the following:

hasura metadata export \
--envfile .env/hasura.dev.env

You should see an updated content in metadata/tables.yml file

Task 2: Apply migrations in production

To apply the local changes to the production environment, run the following commands:

# Apply migration
hasura migrate apply \
--envfile .env/hasura.prod.env
# Apply metadata
hasura metadata apply \
--envfile .env/hasura.prod.env

Open the console from the terminal to confirm the migration:

hasura console \
--envfile .env/hasura.prod.env

You can see that we now have a database structure which in turn generates this GraphQL schema:

Exercise 2: Deploy new function

Next let's update our functions deployment with the new function.

Task 1: Update the settings with new environment variables

We introduced some new environment variables while working with the event_postTweet function, run the following command to get those variables in production:

az functionapp config appsettings set \
--name <FUNCTION NAME eg. hermserverless> \
--resource-group <RESOURCE GROUP eg hermserverless> \
--settings \

Task 2: Redeploy the functions

Run the publish command for the functions:

func azure functionapp publish <UNIQUE NAME Eg. hermserverless>

Upon successful deployment, you should see the following in your terminal

The new function should be visible with your URL.

Exercise 3: Redeploy Next.js App

The last step of deploying to push our frontend Next.js app to Github, which will trigger a build. But before that, let’s add all those environmental variables we created locally to production:

az webapp config appsettings set \
--resource-group herm \
--name <FRONTEND APP NAME Eg. hermapp> \
--settings \

Now go ahead and push to Github then give the build a minute or 2 to complete.