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Any RQM/Jenkins integration materials?

lin liang (1123) | asked Feb 20 '13, 2:32 a.m.
I heard Rational DevOps was working on RQM/Jenkins integration.
Is there any place I can get more materials? I  want to know the architecture of the integration, what has been implemented  and how to integrate into jenkins environment

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Ricky Jay (28626) | answered May 17 '16, 6:19 a.m.

Finally it is setup to run automated test cases through Jenkins. What i did is,

Create a batch file with my command line script and placed it in RQMExecutionTool folder.
In Jenkins, referred below.
cd C:\RQMExecutionTool
Execute1 (Bat file name)

I dont know why it wasn't picking the commands directly from Jenkins item but the above worked.

Thank you so much for your help. It really worked for me. :)

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Oskar Berreteaga (3315) | answered May 17 '16, 5:28 a.m.
You mentioned you can run it from the command line. Could it be a permissions issue? Are you using the same user from Jenkins and the command line?

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Ricky Jay (28626) | answered May 16 '16, 1:28 p.m.
Getting different error now,

Error: Unable to access jarfile RQMExecutionTool.jar

C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\workspace\Test4_RPT>exit 1
Build step 'Execute Windows batch command' marked build as failure
Finished: FAILURE

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Ricky Jay (28626) | answered May 16 '16, 12:40 p.m.

Java was installed and configured correctly. Problem seems to be on Jenkins end as i have run the same script on CMD and it start executing my test cases.

I have restarted the Jenkins service as well and tried again through Jenkins but it still failed with the same error. where as the script works fine on command line.

any guess?

sam detweiler commented May 16 '16, 12:59 p.m.

remember that jenkins does NOT pass the system environment variables to the started tasks.. you must add java to the toolset in jenkins and add it to the path and env variables to be used...

Ricky Jay commented May 16 '16, 1:02 p.m.

Hi Sam,

can you mention where it should be set in the jenkins? I dont see any option in "Manage Jenkins" page to add java and environment variables.

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Oskar Berreteaga (3315) | answered May 16 '16, 12:06 p.m.
Hi Humayun,

Looks like you either have to install Java or, if already installed, it isn't set in the execution path. If you search for the error you get, the first answer will point you in the right direction.

Then, to check for a java install, open a cmd window and type 'java -version' without quotes. If properly installed, it should print something like the following:

java version "1.8.0_91"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_91-b14)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.91-b14, mixed mode)
As for RQMExecutionTool.jar, you may set its path in the Jenkins item advanced options, workspace field.


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Ricky Jay (28626) | answered May 16 '16, 10:40 a.m.
edited May 16 '16, 10:40 a.m.
Hi Oscar,

Thanks for your help, I am almost done with the integration however build is failing due to below error,

C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\workspace\Test4_RPT>java -jar RQMExecutionTool.jar -tserId=546 -projectName="Testing 1" -publicURI=https://xyz:0000/qm -user=abc -password=xyz -suiteStepScriptIds=634,635 -suiteStepAdapterIds=8,8 -parallelExecution=true -exitOnComplete=true -printResultUrl=true
'java' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\workspace\Test4_RPT>exit 9009
Build step 'Execute Windows batch command' marked build as failure
Finished: FAILURE

I am using below batch command.

java -jar RQMExecutionTool.jar -tserId=546 -projectName="Testing 1" -publicURI=https://xyz:0000/qm -user=abc -password=xyz -suiteStepScriptIds=634,635 -suiteStepAdapterIds=8,8 -parallelExecution=true -exitOnComplete=true -printResultUrl=true

Seems like i haven't located java where it should be. Can you be more specific on locating java and RQMExecutionTool.jar

Thanks in advance.

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sam detweiler (12.5k6192201) | answered May 13 '16, 12:31 p.m.
see this topic,

near the end are two posts that point to RTC build triggers.. to start jobs on Jenkins on source changes.
one uses the RTC Build interface, and mine uses the changeset approach with a script to trigger whatever u want.
so you can launch a jenkins job via URL like the svn and git commit hooks.

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Oskar Berreteaga (3315) | answered May 13 '16, 12:03 p.m.
Hi Humayun Malik,

Sorry for the late response.

Regarding your questions, you need to specify the RQMExecutionTool.jar execution parameters (RQM project area, login parameters,TCER, TSER, etc.) in Jenkins. For that purpose, you should have a Jenkins item which must be able to execute a Windows Batch Command. Batch command execution configuration can be added to your Jenkins item on its "Build" section from Build>Add build step>Execute Windows batch command. In our case, we have used a batch command that follows the following pattern (RQMExecutionTool download package contains a readme file with all available execution parameter options):

java -jar RQMExecutionTool.jar -tserId=4 -projectName="Jenkins" -publicURI=https://<your server="" address="" qm=""> -user=<your user=""> -password=<your password=""> -suiteStepScriptIds=4,3 -suiteStepAdapterIds=1,1 -parallelExecution=true -exitOnComplete=true -printResultUrl=true

You would also need to define a trigger to specify when to execute your Jenkins item. This can be defined in the item's "Build Triggers" section. Those triggers may depend on build or time events, for instance.

Hope this helps you with your integration.

Best Regards,

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Ricky Jay (28626) | answered May 06 '16, 1:11 p.m.
Hi Oscar,
Glad to know that you have successfully integrated RQM with Jenkins.

I am stuck at some point, If you can please answer.

In this case, you need to have java installed in the host where you are going to execute the .jar file and configure Jenkins item to execute a Windows batch command.

regarding above, I have installed java on the vm I have already setup Jenkins with RTC, and also extracted the RQMExecutionTool.jar file on the same machine. Now, i need to know below.

Is there any configure needed at Jenkins end or RQMExecutionTool will cater all the integration?
Where should i configure the tcer and tser to execute?
Would i have to create a text execution schedule in order to run tcer/tser when a new build deployed?

I have asked a question regarding this, It would be great if you can answer there as well.


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Oskar Berreteaga (3315) | answered May 03 '16, 6:42 a.m.
Hi Ulhas,

We have integrated Jenkins and RQM within RQMexecutionTool.jar available on extras section of RQM download page.

In this case, you need to have java installed in the host where you are going to execute the .jar file and configure Jenkins item to execute a Windows batch command. You may find all possible commands on the readme file of the RQM execution tool. Here's the command line we used:

java -jar RQMExecutionTool.jar -tserId=4 -projectName="Jenkins" -publicURI=https://<your server address/qm> -user=<your user> -password=<your password> -suiteStepScriptIds=4,3 -suiteStepAdapterIds=1,1 -parallelExecution=true -exitOnComplete=true -printResultUrl=true

Once you are able to execute RQM test suites/test cases from Jenkins, you may need to process the result returned from RQM to Jenkins in order to synchronize or link RQM results with Jenkins test status/result.

Kind regards

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