Incompatible changes in ArangoDB 3.6
It is recommended to check the following list of incompatible changes before upgrading to ArangoDB 3.6, and adjust any client programs if necessary.
The following incompatible changes have been made in ArangoDB 3.6:
Restricted ranges for date/time values in AQL
ArangoDB 3.6 enforces valid date ranges for working with date/time in AQL. The valid date ranges for any AQL date/time function are:
- for string date/time values:
"0000-01-01T00:00:00.000Z"(including) up to
- for numeric date/time values: -62167219200000 (including) up to
253402300799999 (including). These values are the numeric equivalents of
Any date/time values outside the given range that are passed into an AQL date
function will make the function return
null and trigger a warning in the
query, which can optionally be escalated to an error and stop the query.
Any date/time operations that produce date/time outside the valid ranges stated
above will make the function return
null and trigger a warning too. Example:
DATE_SUBTRACT("2018-08-22T10:49:00+02:00", 100000, "years") // null
The following startup options have been removed in ArangoDB 3.6:
--vst.maxsize: this option was used in previous versions to control the maximum size (in bytes) of VelocyPack chunks when using the VelocyStream (VST) protocol. This is now handled automatically by the server and does not need any configuration.
Deprecation of MMFiles Storage Engine
The MMFiles storage engine is deprecated starting with version 3.6.0 and it will be removed in a future release. To change your MMFiles storage engine deployment to RocksDB, see: Switch storage engine
We recommend to switch to RocksDB even before the removal of MMFiles. RocksDB is the default storage engine since v3.4.0.