Add/Edit Builds

Introduction

You can add Builds in Plutora manually or via automated jobs. This article provides a brief overview of steps to add a Build using both methods. 

You can create Builds via Systems as well. See, Manage Builds in System.

Pre-requisite

  • Ensure Enable Builds is checked in Build Setup to be able to view ‘Build’ in the menu.
  • You must have ‘Create Builds’ and ‘Edit Builds’ user permissions.
  • To create and delete public filters in the Build grid’s Query Builder, you must have ‘Create/Delete Build Public Query Builder’ user permission.

Environment > Builds

Add/Edit a Build Manually

Builds created manually have fewer fields and can be added via Systems or via the Builds grid.

To add a Build from the Build grid, navigate to the ‘Builds’ page and click . Fill in the following on the ‘Add New Build’ pop-up:

FieldsDescription
SystemMandatory; Select a System from the drop-down.
Linked ReleaseLinked Releases available for selection are:
  • Active. In other words, not Completed or in an end state.

  • Linked to the selected System.

  • If a parent Enterprise Release is selected, the child Releases will also be displayed.

  • If a child Release is selected, the parent Release will not be displayed.
Linked ChangeLinked Changes available for selection are:
  • Linked to the selected System.

  • If a Linked Release is selected above, only Changes linked to the System and the Release can be selected.
EnvironmentEnvironments that are linked to the System are available for selection.
Manual/AutomatedSelect Manual
Build #Mandatory; Enter the build number. Usually, the internal version number.
Build TagEnter the build tab, usually the external version number such as 3.1.1.
BranchEnter the name of the branch from the source control management tool.
Build StatusMandatory; Select a Build Status.

Click .

Add a Build using Automated Jobs

To add Jenkins jobs to Builds from the Builds grid, navigate to the ‘Builds’ page and click . Fill in the following on the ‘Add New Build’ pop-up:

FieldsDescription
SystemMandatory; Select a System from the drop-down menu.
Linked ReleaseLinked Releases available for selection are:
  • Active. In other words, not Completed or in an end state.

  • Linked to the selected System.

  • If a parent Enterprise Release is selected, the child Releases will also be displayed.

  • If a child Release is selected, the parent Release will not be displayed.
Linked ChangeLinked Changes available for selection are:
  • Linked to the selected System.

  • If a Linked Release is selected above, only Changes linked to the System and the Release can be selected.
EnvironmentEnvironments that are linked to the System are available for selection.
Manual/AutomatedSelect Automated
Automated JobsSelect the checkboxes of Automated Jobs (sourced from Jenkins or Integration Hub).
ParametersSelect Parameters:
Click and select or type the parameters. If default parameters were set, their values can be edited at this point but new parameters cannot be added.

Click .

View Build Details

To view and manage Builds in their Systems, go to Environment > Systems and open a System.

Opened Systems show the following panels.

Recent Builds Panel

  • Loads the 25 most recent Builds for that System.
  • The Build Status updates in real-time when a Build is run.
  • To see all the Builds for this System, go to Environment > Builds and filter by System.

Click a Build # to open the following information about that Build.

Build Name

If a Build has been created manually, you can edit its name. Hover the mouse cursor over the Build name and click to edit.

Details Panel

The ‘Details’ panel shows the Build Tags and other information about the Build.

Click to edit:

  • Build Tag.
  • Branch Name.
  • Build Status.
  • Linked Release.

Click to View Log the Change Log, which is the commit information generated by the CI tool.

Deployment History Panel

The Deployment History panel shows the list of deployments of the Build to various Environments belonging to the Build’s System. This can show the Build’s progression through Environments, from Development to Production, and where the deployment has been triggered from, for example, a TECR or a Deployment Plan Activity.

Job Execution History

The Job Execution History panel shows the data from the automated jobs from Jenkins and Integration Hub that have been linked to the Build.

Click View Log to see the console output.

Changes Panel

The  Changes panel shows the Changes that were selected when creating a Build. These Changes are only selectable if they are linked to the Build’s System and, if a Release is selected, to the Release as well.

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