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SDA: Post Processing Script Evaluation Getting Started

SDA: Post Processing Script Evaluation Getting Started

A post processing script can be used as a mechanism for collecting output from a particular process step and storing it as a property to be referenced in another step.

 

The tutorial describes how you can set up a simple but effective process and post processing script, it assumes that an agent is already connected to the SDA server.

 

The following steps allow you to achieve this, are described in the Getting Started PDF.

 

Step 1: Create a new global process

Step 2: Add a shell step Step

Step 3: Create a Post Processing Script

Step 4: Update Global processs with Post Processing Script

Step 5: Run the process and view the output properties

 

See the Getting Started PDF.

 

See Related Blog Posts:

SDA - Using post-processing in a step or plug-in - http://www.serenacentral.com/blogs/entry/sda-using-post-processing-in-a-step-or-plug-in
SDA: Creating and using Properties from values in Shell Script Process Steps - http://www.serenacentral.com/blogs/entry/sda-creating-and-using-properties-from-values-in-shell-script-process-steps

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SDA: Creating and using Properties from values in Shell Script Process Steps

At times, we need to create or obtain a value from a shell script for use in later process steps.  Here is an example of one simple way to accomplish this.

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Vickie Ortega
Great article! Thanks
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 8:08 PM
Diego Griffoi
Thanks Sam, I will try to used it.
Monday, 06 June 2016 6:06 PM
Paul Caruana
Looks good Sam!
Friday, 10 June 2016 1:01 PM
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Integrating Serena Deployment Automation and Maven based Repositories

Customers often ask how to connect Serena Deployment Automation and Maven or Maven based repositories like Nexus. Screens may differ in later versions of SDA.

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SDA - Configuration Templates

SDA - Configuration Templates

Deploying applications is often as much about "updating configuration" as it is about deploying the files of the application itself. Configuration is often used at runtime by application servers, it is stored in files (property files, XML files etc) and needs to be updated based on the environment in which the application is running. One nice feature of SDA to support this is Configuration Templates. In this blog we will look at how to make use of them.

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Log Parser Plugin Getting Started Tutorial

Log Parser Plugin Getting Started Tutorial

Want to use advanced log parsing within SDA?

The Log Parser Plugin provides a powerful mechanism for defining multiple regular expression searches within a single step.

SDA also offers the ability to be able to upload parsed results against a particular step within the process flow.

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How to automate deploy/promote operations in Application Repository.

SBM Application Repository exposes web services which can imported into Composer to perform repository operations. These SOAP web services can be used in orchestrations to automate deployment and promotion operations. I would like to present a small process application with orchestrations which provides a way to retrieve all process application and snapshots from an SBM Application Repository instance.

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Andreas Theisges
Thanks for this. Is there a possibility to call a promotion profile using a web service?
Friday, 30 September 2016 12:12 PM
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SDA 6 Email notification tutorial

SDA 6 Email notification tutorial

Want to use email notification within SDA 6?

The email notification mechanism is a powerful and high configurable system for providing email notifications to specific users whenever user-defined trigger events occur. For example, notifications can be sent when a deployment finishes or an approval is required.

A complete example procedure for setting up an email notification, when requesting an application process. In the linked in the PDF file: SDA 6 Email notification tutorial, and is a fully re-worked version of the guide for 5.x.

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pandu sai
Helpful article
Friday, 09 February 2018 8:08 AM
Paul Caruana
Glad it was of help Pandu
Friday, 09 February 2018 12:12 PM
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DA: Getting started tutorial for the Dimensions CM plugin

DA: Getting started tutorial for the Dimensions CM plugin

Want to integrate access and integrate Dimensions CM processes within the SDA component processes? Serena supplies a plugin that offers a comprehensive list of process steps to call out Dimensions CM processes against various objects.

 

The PDF document describes how to:

 

1. Install the plugin

2. Create a generic process to test the plugin

3. Configure the CM environment

4. Call the process

 

The document can be accessed here.

 

The related KBTV videos also consider a simple and a more advanced implementation scenario:
 
 
 
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SDA - Full and Incremental Versions

SDA - Full and Incremental Versions

When you create a new component in SDA, one of the options you will be presented with is whether to create Full or Incremental versions. For new users it is often not clear what this choice means and what the impact is. In this post I will describe the differences between full and incremental versions, when to choose incremental versions and how to deploy and rollback them.

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Diego Buzzalino
Great article Kevin.. thanks for your contributions!
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 2:02 PM
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How to Configure a Component and Application Process for IIS 7

b2ap3_thumbnail_nowdeployIt.pngThis post will cover how to create an example SDA component to deploy an ASP.NET application using the IIS 7 website we created in an earlier post.

The process of creating a website and deploying a web application will consist of two parts. The first is to create the website if it does not already exist and the second is to deploy an application.

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How to Configure a Website with IIS 7

b2ap3_thumbnail_justAutomateIt.pngThis post will cover how to automate the configuration of a website running with IIS 7 using Serena Deployment Automation (SDA).

Although the (manual) steps are quite easy, it can be tedious. And tedious steps become error prone; so just automate it.

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SDA: Rollback implementation scenario

SDA: Rollback implementation scenario

How to implement a simple application rollback scenario.

The following document describes how you can configure an SDA application process to use advanced inventory management. This then allows the application process flow to be configured to allow for a post deployment diagnostic step to be run and automate an automated rollback mechanism upon the diagnostic test not passing.

To access the document please click on the following link.

An accompanying KBTV video will be available soon.

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SDA - The power of Snapshots

SDA - The power of Snapshots

One of the most powerful and useful features of SDA is snapshots. If you are not using snapshots, then you are not really getting the most out of SDA. In this post I will explain what a snapshot is and how to use them effectively. I will also look at some of the more mysterious snapshot features. 

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Diego Griffoi
Interesting information about snapshots!
Monday, 30 March 2015 1:01 PM
Julian Fish
Great blog Kevin! The power of Snapshots and Gates is often unrecognized by SDA customers. This is a great introduction to the top... Read More
Thursday, 09 April 2015 5:05 PM
Paul Caruana
Great overview!
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"Looping" within an SDA Process

Have you ever wanted to loop within an SDA process, something like this?

Ideal-loop-within-process.png

 

Unfortunately, what I've drawn above isn't supported, and while you can design it within the process editor you can't run it. Attempting to do so will result in an execution error.  But don't despair, there is another way to achieve similar results.

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Paul Caruana
Clever stuff Steve!
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 11:11 AM
Diego Buzzalino
Great article Steve, really helpful.I have one question regarding your example: You say that this can be useful when, for example,... Read More
Monday, 13 April 2015 3:03 PM
Steve LeWarne
Hi, I don't believe there is a plug-in or built in method of doing this. Would probably be a good challenge if someone wanted to ... Read More
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 12:12 AM
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SDA - Using post-processing in a step or plug-in

 

Post-processing scripts are JavaScripts that can perform post-processing whenever a plugin step finishes execution.  They can be used in the creation of a new plug-in (specified within the plugin.xml file), or by adding a post-processing script to an individual process step.

1. Example of using within a plug-in:  (for a working example see the timestamp plugin).  Post-processing steps can be used within plugins to take action on criteria you specify.  For example, looking for specific output or error conditions, and setting properties as needed.  The following example is from the timestamp plugin, and demonstrates how to look specific outputs and store values in properties if found. (below refer to Figure 1. image).

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