Parameterizing Builds

1 hour
  • 2 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

Consider the following scenario: The web dev team has indicated that they have made a recent change to the index project, and that this project now needs to have a name supplied so that the build can be customized. This is a Maven project from the M3 server. The name should be provided in string format, and the name should be steve.

In this lab, we will build a project that requires parameters. We will ensure it accepts a string parameter. This is important to understand, as it is one method used to inject a build time variable into a project.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Create the Webdev Folder and Index Freestyle Project

On the dashboard, create a new item named webdev, then make it a folder.

Inside of webdev, make a freestyle project named index.

Configure the Index Project to Accept the Name Steve

In the index project, click this build requires parameters.

Add a string parameter called name. The value should be steve.

Add the Git repo.

Add the Maven server M3.

Add the shell command to make bin/makeindex.

Make a post-build action to archive the artifact.

Check the artifact to ensure it says hello steve.

Additional Resources

Log in to the Jenkins server using the credentials provided:

Jenkins username: student 
password: OmgPassword!

The Git repo used in this activity.

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