Play Slick

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The Play Slick module makes Slick a first-class citizen of Play. It consists of two features:

  • Integration of Slick into Play's application lifecycle.
  • Support for Play database evolutions.

Because Slick creates and manages both a connection pool and a thread pool, integrating Slick with Play boils down to ensuring that all resources allocated by Slick are shutdown when a Play application is stopped (or reloaded).

The plugin has its own release cycle and therefore is not integrated into either core Play or Slick.

Examples of play-slicks usage can be found here.

Current Version

To use play-slick, you need to add the following dependencies:

libraryDependencies ++= Seq(
  "org.playframework" %% "play-slick" % "6.1.0",
  "org.playframework" %% "play-slick-evolutions" % "6.1.0"

Or use a version that is compatible with the Play version you are using. See all available versions below.

All Releases

The Play Slick plugin supports several different versions of Play and Slick.

Plugin version Play version Slick version Scala version
6.1.x 3.0.0 3.5.0+ 2.13.x/3.3.x
5.3.x 2.9.0 3.5.0+ 2.13.x/3.3.x
6.0.x 3.0.0 3.4.1 2.13.x
5.2.x 2.9.0 3.4.1 2.13.x
5.1.x 2.8.16 3.4.1+ 2.12.x/2.13.x
5.0.x 2.8.x 3.3.2+ 2.12.x/2.13.x
4.0.2+ 2.7.x 3.3.2+ 2.11.x/2.12.x/2.13.x
4.0.x 2.7.x 3.3.x 2.11.x/2.12.x
3.0.x 2.6.x 3.2.x 2.11.x/2.12.x
2.1.x 2.5.x 3.2.0 2.11.x
2.0.x 2.5.x 3.1.0 2.11.x
1.1.x 2.4.x 3.1.0 2.10.x/2.11.x
1.0.1 2.4.x 3.0.1 2.10.x/2.11.x
1.0.0 2.4.x 3.0.0 2.10.x/2.11.x
0.8.x 2.3.x 2.1.0 2.10.x/2.11.x
0.7.0 2.3.x 2.0.2 2.10.x
0.6.1 2.2.x 2.0.x 2.10.x
0.5.1 2.2.x 1.0.x 2.10.x
  • Release Candidate: these releases are not stable and should not be used in production.

Note that the + next to a version means that the specified version and later trailing point releases are supported by the same version of the play-slick plugin. While a x means that any trailing point release is supported by the same version of play-slick.


The documentation for the latest release is available here.

Releasing a new version



License: Apache License 2.0,