remoteFolderMetadataDelete

The remoteFolderMetadtaDelete task deletes folder metadata across all components and projects in a workspace and is compatible with the Jazz Build Engine environment.

By default, all components in the workspace are included in the folder search process. Exclude and include attributes can be specified to customize which components to use, and thereby, which folders will be processed. Folder metadata is stored in Jazz source control management as properties or name value pairs. To designate which folders to process and what properties to delete, nest remoteFolderMetadataDeleteRule elements within the remoteFolderMetadataDelete task.

The following table describes the remoteFolderMetadataDelete attributes.

Attribute Description Required

repositoryAddress

Address of the team repository to use. The value of this attribute is typically ${repositoryAddress} because that property is built-in when using the Jazz™ Build Engine.

Yes

userId

User ID for authentication to the repository. Requires password or passwordFile to be set.

Yes

certificateFile

The path to the file that contains the user's login certificate for authentication. Requires password or passwordFile to be set. You can specify certificateFile or repositoriesFile, but not both.

No

password

Password for the user ID for authentication to the repository. Either password or passwordFile can be provided, but not both.

No

passwordFile

The password file to use for authentication to the connection. You can create a suitable password file by invoking the Jazz Build Engine with the -createPasswordFile argument. You can only specify one password file. Either password or passwordFile can be provided, but not both.

No

smartCard

Whether to use the connected smart card for authentication (true or false). Requires userId to be set. For more information about smart card authentication, see Connecting to repositories and project areas.

No

failOnError

If true (the default), the task fails if it encounters an error. If false, some errors are ignored and the task is completed.

No

verbose

Specifies more message output. The default is false.

No

clean

Specify true to discard all current file properties. Valid values are true and false. The default is false.

No

exclude

A list of component names to exclude from the process. By default, all components in the workspace are included. This list is used to identify components that are defined to the workspace, but that should not be included when searching for files to process. The exclude attribute is optional. Both the exclude and include attributes can be specified on a build to identify which components to process when searching for files. Multiple components can be specified as s comma separated list.

No

include

A list of component names to include in the process. By default, all components in the workspace are included. This list is used to identify specific components that are defined to be workspace, that should be included when searching for files to process. The include attribute is optional. Both the exclude and include attributes can be specified on a build to identify which components to process when searching for files. Multiple components can be specified as a comma separated list.

No

workspaceUUID

The UUID of the workspace for the build. The value of this attribute is typically ${team.scm.workspaceUUID} because the property is build-in when using the Jazz Build Engine.

Yes

remoteFolderMetadataDeleteRule Elements

A remoteFolderMetadataDeleteRule element is specified in the remoteFolderMetadataDelete element. Each remoteFolderMetadataDeleteRule element identifies a folder to process and a property to rename. At least one remoteFolderMetadataDeleteRule element is required.

The following table describes the valid remoteFolderMetadataDeleteRule attribute values.

Attribute Description Default Required

match

The regular expression to match against the string (zFolder name) (zFile name). For example, DOBOL/source.cbl.

None

Yes

projectName

The name of an SCM project for which this rule applies. This attribute can be used to limit the scope of a rule to a specific project. By default, rules apply to all projects.

None

No

name

The name of the folder metadata property you want to modify when the regular expression matches the string (zFolder name).

None

Yes

value

The value of the folder metadata property you want to specify. Empty strings are allowed an do not result in a property being deleted. If a value is not specified, the property value will default to an empty string.

None

No

Note:
  • This task can be run in an eclipse environment or in a Jazz Build Engine environment.
  • The default behavior is to perform a folder search for all components defined to the workspace.
  • if the clean="true" attribute is specified and a matched folder has no properties, no action is taken.
  • To delete all folder properties, specify the clean="true" attribute and a non-blank value for name in the remoteFolderMetadataDeleteRule. For example:
    <im:remotefoldermetadatadelete clean="true">
    	<im:remotefoldermetadatadeleterule match=".*/BPEAQHT0\.asm" name="all"/>
    </im:remotefoldermetadatadelete>
  • Any folder changes made by this task in a Jazz Build Engine environment needs to be delivered via SCM facilities to become permanent.

Example

Delete a packaging property for a folder

<!-- Folder Metadata Delete -->
<target name="folder" description="Folder Metadata Delete">

<im:remotefoldermetadatadelete
	repositoryAddress="${repositoryAddress}"
	userId="${repositoryUserId}"
	password="${repositoryPassword}"
	workspaceUUID="${team.scm.workspaceUUID}"
	include="com.ibm.ims.bpe"
	>

	<im:remoteFolderMetadataDeleterule match="^ASM$" name="old.folder.fmid"/>
</im:remotefoldermetadatadelete>

</target>

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