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transportRequestReqIDFromGit

Retrieves the transport request ID from Git repository

Description

This step scans the commit messages of the Git repository for a pattern to retrieve the transport request ID. It is primarily made for the transport request upload steps to provide the transport request ID by Git means.

Usage

We recommend to define values of step parameters via config.yml file. In this case, calling the step is reduced to one simple line.
Calling the step can be done either via the Jenkins library step or on the command line.

Jenkins Pipeline

library('piper-lib-os')

transportRequestReqIDFromGit script: this

Command Line

piper transportRequestReqIDFromGit

Outputs

Output type Details
commonPipelineEnvironment
  • custom/transportRequestId

Executed on Jenkins Master

This step is executed on the Jenkins master only. On the master node the project's Git repository is fully available. If kubernetes is used, the Git repository would have to be stashed. Depending on the size of the repository, this would be quite expensive or not possible at all.

Administering the Transport Request ID by Git Commit Messages

The transport request ID identifies a container in the ABAP development system that can be used to document and transport changes within the landscape. If you upload your pipeline artifacts into such a container, please provide the transport request ID in an upload step. See transportRequestUploadSOLMAN.

With transportRequestReqIDFromGit you can retrieve the transport request ID from the commit message of the Git repository of your project. This way, you can address the transport request without having to change the setup of your pipeline. Please make sure that the ID is unique in the defined search range.

Specifying the Git Commit Message

transportRequestReqIDFromGit searches for lines that follow a defined pattern in the Git commit messages (git log) of your project. Only if necessary, specify the pattern with the label transportRequestLabel (default=TransportRequest). Behind the label, enter a colon, blank spaces, and the identifier.

Upload - define the transport request ID

    TransportRequest: ABCD10005E

Specifying the Git Commit Range

The Git commit messages to be considered are determined by the parameters gitFrom (default=origin/master) and gitTo (default=HEAD). The naming follows the Git revision range notation git log <gitFrom>..<gitTo>. All commit messages accessible from gitTo but not from gitFrom are taken into account. Choose the commit range accordingly, as the detection of multiple IDs causes the scan to fail.

Keep the default values HEAD and origin/master in case you want to retrieve the ID within the scope of a pull request. The default values should be sufficient provided that

  • you commit the transport request ID into the pull request
  • you do not merge the origin/master before the scan
  • you do not change the transport request ID while developing

This way, only the commits (HEAD) that have not yet entered the main branch origin/master are scanned.

o 3d97415 (origin/master) merged last change
|
| o d99fbf7 (HEAD) feature fixes
| |
| o 5c380ea TransportRequest: ABCD10001E
| |
| o 0e82d9b new feature
|/
o 4378bb4 last change

If you want to retrieve the ID from the main branch, be aware that former transport request IDs may already be in the history. Adjust gitFrom so that it points to a commit before your ID definition.

steps:
  transportRequestReqIDFromGit:
    gitFrom: '4378bb4'
o 3d97415 (origin/master) merge new feature
|
o d99fbf7 feature fixes
|
o 5c380ea adjust config.yaml
|           TransportRequest: ABCD10001E
|
o 0e82d9b new feature
|
o 4378bb4 merged last change

Define gitTo, if it cannot be ruled out that further transport request IDs have been merged in parallel.

steps:
  transportRequestReqIDFromGit:
    gitFrom: '4378bb4'
    gitTo: 'd99fbf7'
o 3d97415 (origin/master) merge new feature
|\
. o d99fbf7 feature fixes
. |
. o 5c380ea adjust config.yaml
. |           TransportRequest: ABCD10001E
. |
. o 0e82d9b new feature
|/
o 4378bb4 merged last change

Parameters

Overview

Name Mandatory Additional information
script yes Jenkins only reference to Jenkins main pipeline script
gitFrom no
gitTo no
transportRequestLabel no
verbose no activates debug output

Details

gitFrom

GIT starting point for retrieving the transport request ID

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Scope Details
Aliases changeManagement/git/from
Type string
Mandatory no
Default origin/master
Secret no
Configuration scope
  • ☒ parameter
  • ☒ general
  • ☒ steps
  • ☒ stages
Resource references none

gitTo

GIT ending point for retrieving the transport request ID

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Scope Details
Aliases changeManagement/git/to
Type string
Mandatory no
Default HEAD
Secret no
Configuration scope
  • ☒ parameter
  • ☒ general
  • ☒ steps
  • ☒ stages
Resource references none

script

Jenkins-specific: Used for proper environment setup.

The common script environment of the Jenkinsfile running. Typically the reference to the script calling the pipeline step is provided with the this parameter, as in script: this. This allows the function to access the commonPipelineEnvironment for retrieving, e.g. configuration parameters.

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Scope Details
Aliases -
Type Jenkins Script
Mandatory yes
Default
Secret no
Configuration scope
  • ☐ parameter
  • ☐ general
  • ☐ steps
  • ☐ stages
Resource references none

transportRequestLabel

Pattern used for identifying lines holding the transport request ID. The GIT commit log messages are scanned for this label

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Scope Details
Aliases changeManagement/transportRequestLabel
Type string
Mandatory no
Default TransportRequest\s?:
Secret no
Configuration scope
  • ☒ parameter
  • ☒ general
  • ☒ steps
  • ☒ stages
Resource references none

verbose

verbose output

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Scope Details
Aliases -
Type bool
Mandatory no
Default false
Possible values - true
- false
Secret no
Configuration scope
  • ☒ parameter
  • ☒ general
  • ☒ steps
  • ☒ stages
Resource references none

Example

transportRequestReqIDFromGit( script: this )