Migrating from 0.0.7

The versions after 0.0.7: 0.1.0, and 0.2.0, came with a few big breaking changes. This guide helps you migrate whether you use Vue 2 or Vue 3. The whole changelog can be found in the repository:

If you have questions or issues regarding the migration, feel free to open a discussion to ask for help.

No more store.state

You no longer access the store state via a state property, you can directly access any state property.

Given a store defined with:

const useStore({
  id: 'main',
  state: () => ({ counter: 0 })


 const store = useStore()


You can still access the whole store state with $state when needed:

-store.state = newState
+store.$state = newState

Rename of store properties

All store properties (id, patch, reset, etc) are now prefixed with $ to allow properties defined on the store with the same names. Tip: you can refactor your whole codebase with F2 (or right-click + Refactor) on each of the store's properties

 const store = useStore()
-store.patch({ counter: 0 })
+store.$patch({ counter: 0 })



The Pinia instance

It's now necessary to create a pinia instance and install it:

If you are using Vue 2 (Pinia <= 1):

import Vue from 'vue'
import { createPinia, PiniaPlugin } from 'pinia'

const pinia = createPinia()
new Vue({
  el: '#app',
  // ...

If you are using Vue 3 (Pinia >= 2):

import { createApp } from 'vue'
import { createPinia, PiniaPlugin } from 'pinia'
import App from './App.vue'

const pinia = createPinia()

The pinia instance is what holds the state and should be unique per application. Check the SSR section of the docs for more details.

SSR changes

The SSR plugin PiniaSsr is no longer necessary and has been removed. With the introduction of pinia instances, getRootState() is no longer necessary and should be replaced with pinia.state.value:

If you are using Vue 2 (Pinia <= 1):

// entry-server.js
-import { getRootState, PiniaSsr } from 'pinia',
+import { createPinia, PiniaPlugin } from 'pinia',

-// install plugin to automatically use correct context in setup and onServerPrefetch

 export default context => {
+  const pinia = createPinia()
   const app = new Vue({
     // other options
+    pinia

   context.rendered = () => {
     // pass state to context
-    context.piniaState = getRootState(context.req)
+    context.piniaState = pinia.state.value

-   return { app }
+   return { app, pinia }

setActiveReq() and getActiveReq() have been replaced with setActivePinia() and getActivePinia() respectively. setActivePinia() can only be passed a pinia instance created with createPinia(). Note that most of the time you won't directly use these functions.