‘Area code is not set’ error when running setup:upgrade

This article provides a patch for the known Adobe Commerce on cloud infrastructure 2.2.3 issue related to getting the “Area code is not set” error when running the following command:

The issue was fixed in Adobe Commerce 2.2.4.


When running the

bin/magento setup:upgrade

command, you get the following error message: “Module ‘Magento_AdvancedSalesRule’: Installing data…Area code not set: Area code must be set before starting a session” and the command execution is interrupted. The issue appears because area configuration is requested before it is actually set. The patch allows catching the error and not interrupting the upgrade process.


The patch is attached to this article. To download it, scroll down to the end of the article and click the file name, or click the following link:

Download MDVA-10439_EE_2.2.3_COMPOSER_v1.patch

Compatible Adobe Commerce versions:

The patch was created for:

  • Adobe Commerce on cloud infrastructure 2.2.3

The patch is also compatible (but might not solve the issue) with the following Adobe Commerce versions and editions:

  • Adobe Commerce on cloud infrastructure and Adobe Commerce on-premises 2.2.0 - 2.2.3

How to apply the patch

For instructions, see How to apply a composer patch provided by Adobe in our support knowledge base.

Attached Files