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How to update RTC build engine status from inside a running java build process

Bruce Eifler (3912) | asked Dec 03 '13, 12:06 p.m.
retagged Dec 16 '13, 11:32 a.m. by David Lafreniere (4.8k7)
Our team intends to invoke a java build process from ANT via the RTC build engine.  We would like to be able to update the status of the build with a very granular detailed status throughout the course of the build process.
To do this I have attempted to use the teamBuildClient.startBuildActivity to substitute for the ANT task "startBuildActivity".  A code snippit appears below.  It compiles properly however I have several questions.

The two lines below are not complete because I don't know how to get the values =>

IProgressMonitor progressMonitor = null;//***Don't know how to get this ***
final String parentId = null;//***Don't know how to get this ***

Please let me know if I am on the right track with this code. 
Also please provide a link to some source example to help me with this.


Here is the code:

   private void myTest( String[] args )
      buildResultUUID = args[3];// ***BDE
      System.out.println( "buildResultUUID=" + buildResultUUID );

      repositoryAddress = args[4];// ***BDE
      System.out.println( "repositoryAddress=" + repositoryAddress );

      userId = args[5];// ***BDE
      System.out.println( "userId=" + userId );

      passwordFile = args[6];// ***BDE
      System.out.println( "passwordFile=" + passwordFile );

      final boolean autoComplete = Boolean.parseBoolean( args[7] );// ***BDE
      System.out.println( "autocomplete=" + autocomplete );

      IClientLibraryContext iClientLibraryContext = null;

      TeamBuildClient teamBuildClient = new TeamBuildClient( iClientLibraryContext );

      IBuildResultHandle buildResultHandle = (IBuildResultHandle)IBuildResult.ITEM_TYPE.createItemHandle(
   buildResultUUID ), null );

      final String label = "This is a status message";

      IProgressMonitor progressMonitor = null;//***Don't know how to get this ***

      final String parentId = null;//***Don't know how to get this ***

         String out = teamBuildClient.startBuildActivity( buildResultHandle, label, parentId, autoComplete,
               progressMonitor );
      catch (Exception e)

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Jeff Care (1.0k3833) | answered Dec 03 '13, 2:39 p.m.
You shouldn't need to worry about the progress monitor; at worst you can use NullProgressMonitor if necessary.

Each activity has an ID; I don't know this particular API but I assume that the return value of teamBuildClient.startBuildActivity is the ID of the activity that was started. Activities can be subordinate to a parent (renders as nested activities in the UI), so if you want one activity to appear nested within another you need to supply the parent. It should be optional.

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