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How to run operation advisor/participant when a project area is saved


SEC Servizi (93622142) | asked Jan 15 '13, 10:49 a.m.
edited Dec 28 '17, 1:53 p.m. by Geoffrey Clemm (29.3k23035)

We would run our own follow-up action (i.e., operationParticipant) when a Project Area is saved.

When the "Save" button is fired, we see the operation run is "com.ibm.team.process.server.saveProjectArea".
public void run(AdvisableOperation operation, IProcessConfigurationElement participantConfig, IParticipantInfoCollector collector, IProgressMonitor monitor) throws TeamRepositoryException {
    Object objData = operation.getOperationData();
    if (objData instanceof ProjectAreaSaveOperation) {
        // ...
However, in the Project Configuration view, we can find only "com.ibm.team.dashboard.server.savePersonalDashboard" and "com.ibm.team.dashboard.server.saveProjectDashboard" as extendable project operation ids.
How can we run custom operation advisors/operation partecipants when a Project Area is saved?
Thanks in advance.


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Jared Burns commented Jan 15 '13, 1:54 p.m.
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Can you give some background on what you're trying to accomplish? What do you want to do in a follow-up action on project area save?


SEC Servizi commented Jan 16 '13, 4:12 a.m. | edited Jan 16 '13, 4:13 a.m.

We are trying to programmatically create a new repository worspace when a user is add to a project area.

Because we don't see any action for membership change, we suppose to use the project area saving action...

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SEC Servizi (93622142) | answered Jan 18 '13, 7:23 a.m.
edited Jan 18 '13, 7:25 a.m.
Ok, everything seems to work and we are able to run the partecipant only when membership change:
public void run(AdvisableOperation operation, IProcessConfigurationElement participantConfig, IParticipantInfoCollector collector, IProgressMonitor monitor) throws TeamRepositoryException {
Object objData = operation;
  if (!(operation instanceof ProjectAreaSaveOperation)) {     return;   }   ProjectAreaSaveOperation data = (ProjectAreaSaveOperation) objData;   List<String> actions = Arrays.asList(data.getActions());   if (!actions.contains(ProjectAreaSaveOperation.ACTION_MODIFY_MEMBERS)) {     return;   }   // ...
Now we would like to know how the client follow-up action "Send Team Invitation to New Members" is invoked since its behaviour is very similar to our new action...
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Lukas Steiger commented Dec 27 '17, 2:32 p.m.

Great work, thank you for sharing!

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SEC Servizi (93622142) | answered Jan 15 '13, 11:01 a.m.
edited Jan 15 '13, 11:05 a.m.
Ok, if we manually add:
<behavior>
    <role id="team-member">
        <project-operation id="com.ibm.team.process.server.saveProjectArea">
            <followup-actions>
                <followup-action id="it.secservizi.rtc.admin.server.postop.Foo" />
            </followup-actions>
        </project-operation>
    </role>
</behavior>
	
	
	
	
to the Process Configuration Source of the Project Area, then the operation partecipant is invoked!
But... is this the right way?

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sam detweiler commented Jan 15 '13, 2:34 p.m.

I do not see a save project area event in the process configuration.


SEC Servizi commented Jan 16 '13, 4:04 a.m.

We have to manually modify the Process Configuration Source (i.e., the XML source) to invoke a "com.ibm.team.process.server.saveProjectArea" partecipant.

In fact, this operation id is not available in the Process Configuration view (as I wrote above).


Nate Decker commented Sep 30 '14, 3:41 p.m.

Where are you putting this XML node in your Process Configuration Source? There is a block of "project-operation" settings under the "Permissions" node, but not the "behavior" node. If you try to add the XML you have listed above to the permissions node, "followup-actions" is not a legal element at this location.

Similarly, there are "followup-actions" defined for the behavior, but you evidently cannot define "project-operation" elements in this behavior node. The tool flags this as not being one of {"http://com.ibm.team.process":operation} types.


SEC Servizi commented Oct 01 '14, 3:34 a.m. | edited Oct 01 '14, 3:35 a.m.

The XPath in to Process Configuration Source is: /process-specification/project-configuration/behavior/role[@id="default"]/project-operation [@id="com.ibm.team.process.server.saveProjectArea"]/followup-actions/followup-action[@id="it.secservizi.rtc.admin.server.postop.Foo"].


Nate Decker commented May 27 '15, 9:10 a.m. | edited May 27 '15, 10:04 a.m.

You, sir, are the man! Thanks so much. This will help us a lot in our environment.

Scenario: We have a single process parent that we use to provide configurations for multiple child project areas (i.e., the "Process Sharing" feature). Sometimes end-users don't know what they are doing and they break inheritance from the process parent. We've wanted a tool for a long time that gives us the ability to validate that action and we might have what we need now.

One more question: What do I need to import to have access to the data type "ProjectAreaSaveOperation"?

Never mind, I figured it out. Evidently I needed to add the package "com.ibm.team.process.internal.service" and then import com.ibm.team.process.internal.service.ProjectAreaSaveOperation


SEC Servizi commented May 27 '15, 10:26 a.m.

Glad to know we helped you. :) Cheers.

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