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Version 1.8.1 of Medusa introduces database schema changes which require running the migrations command.


This release introduces a new column named description on Product Categories. It is required to run migrations to ensure your backend works as expected.

How to Update

Run the following command in the root directory of your Medusa Backend:

npm install @medusajs/medusa@1.8.1

It's also recommended to update any other Medusa plugins or packages you have installed.

Actions Required​

Run Migrations​

After updating your Medusa backend and before running it, run the following command to run the latest migrations:

npx medusa migrations run
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