Angular Data GridCodemods

How to Upgrade AG Grid Version

All AG Grid releases from v31 onwards come with an accompanying Codemod to help automate the upgrade process. Codemods are scripts that fix the project's source files to address the majority of breaking changes and deprecations when upgrading from an older version.

This is the easiest way to make sure projects stay up-to-date with the latest AG Grid changes.

Framework Coverage

Codemods are fully supported for projects that use the following AG Grid implementations:

  • React
  • JavaScript

Codemods are partially supported for the following frameworks (full support coming soon):

  • Angular - currently doesn't apply edits within component template source
  • Vue - currently doesn't apply edits within component template source


Some points to bear in mind when using Codemods:

  • As with any automation workflow, we recommend that any changes made by the codemods are checked and reviewed before committing updated source files.
  • In particular, any automatically-applied changes should always be logically correct, however the formatting of the generated code is likely to vary slightly from the rest of the codebase and could require minor tweaking.
  • While we attempt to automate as many upgrade paths as possible, unusual use cases may still require some manual intervention.

See the relevant migration documentation page for more information on the Codemod for a specific AG Grid version.


To run the migration:

npx @ag-grid-devtools/cli@latest migrate --from=30

where 30 in this example refers to the project's existing AG Grid version.


  • --from=<version> required

    AG Grid semver version to migrate from.

    For example --from=30 or --from=30.0.0

  • --to=<version>

    AG Grid semver version to migrate to (defaults to the latest)

  • --num-threads=<number>

    Number of worker threads to spawn (defaults to the number of system cores).

  • --dry-run

    Show a comparison of the changes that would be made, without writing any file.

    Useful for reviewing the changes before applying them.

  • --verbose

    Show additional log output.

  • --help

    Show detailed usage instructions.

To prevent accidental changes, the migrate command will only operate on a git repository and only if the working tree is clean. The following options can be used to override this behaviour:

  • --allow-untracked Allow operating on files outside a git repository.

    By default the application will terminate if run inside a non git directory.

  • --allow-dirty Allow operating on repositories with uncommitted changes in the working tree.

    It is advisable to always commit before running the migration, but this option can be used to override the default behaviour.

A custom list of input files can be passed to the migrate command:

  • [<file>...] List of input files to operate on (defaults to all source files in the current working directory).

    If not specified, the Codemod runner will locate all source files within the current directory, excluding all the patterns specified in the .gitignore files.

    For projects with more specific requirements, pass a list of input files to the migrate command.

A configuration file can also be used for advanced use cases:

  • --config=<path>

    Loads a custom configuration file.

    See the Configuration file section for more information.

Configuration File

A configuration file is a commonJS JavaScript or TypeScript module that exports a configuration object.

JavaScript file with extension .cjs - npx @ag-grid-devtools/cli migrate --from=30 --config=./my-migration-config.cjs

// my-migration-config.cjs

const { defineUserConfig } = require('@ag-grid-devtools/cli/user-config');

module.exports = defineUserConfig({
    /// ... configuration here

TypeScript file with extension .cts - npx @ag-grid-devtools/cli migrate --from=30 --config=./my-migration-config.cts

// my-migration-config.cts

import { defineUserConfig } from '@ag-grid-devtools/cli/user-config';

export default defineUserConfig({
    /// ... configuration here

The defineUserConfig function is only used to provide typing support for the configuration. Configuration can be a plain object with the same shape, like module.exports = { ... }.

Custom Import Paths and Names

In case of custom grid wrappers and custom libraries, it is possible to provide custom interceptors in the configuration file to handle the migration of these custom grid wrappers.

Let's assume organization "my-org" a custom angular grid wrapper in the package @my-org/my-grid-angular

Then the configuration file could be:

// my-grid-migration-config.ts

import { defineUserConfig } from '@ag-grid-devtools/cli/user-config';

export default defineUserConfig({
    matchGridImport({ importPath }): boolean {
        // This must return true if the import path is a custom grid wrapper
        // For example `import {...} from "@my-org/my-grid-angular"`
        return importPath === "@my-org/my-grid-angular";
    matchGridImportName({ importPath, importName, agGridExportName }): boolean {
        // This interceptor will be called only if a previous call to
        // `matchGridImport` returned true for the same import path
        if (importPath === "@my-org/my-grid-angular" && agGridExportName === "AgGridAngular") {
            // Handle`import { MyGrid } from "@my-org/my-grid"`
            return importName === "MyGrid";
        // Handle everything else (default case).
        return importName === agGridExportName;

To execute the migration with the custom configuration file:

npx @ag-grid-devtools/cli migrate --from=30 --config=./my-grid-migration-config.ts

Configuration API

To see the full list of options available, see user-config.ts and ag-grid-export-name.ts source code.