Viewing dependency build results
You can view dependency build results, such as downloads, build activity summaries, logs, properties, and build maps. A build result is available when the build request begins processing. When you open a build result while the build is in progress, you can view build progress from the Activities tab of the build results editor.
- In the Team Artifacts view, expand your project folder.
- Expand the Builds node and find your build in the list.
- Right-click your build, and then click Show
Build Results. The Builds view opens.
- In the Builds view, right-click your
build and click Open. The build results editor opens. The build identifier is listed in the Label column of the Builds view. Other columns contain more information about the build. You can change the column preferences to define which columns are displayed in the view.Note: If you are viewing a subset build, the subset column contains the subset name. The subset column is displayed by default. There is also a mandatory subset field that is hidden by default.
- Optional: If you right-click a dependency build in the builds view, and select Enterprise Extensions, you can select Create build subset or Add to build subset.
- To view a summary of build contributions; build statistics; general information, including a build report link that includes how many files you built; and associated work items, open the Overview tab. In the Associated Release field, you can also create a release to associate with your build.
- To view a detailed list of all build processes, build durations, and start times, open the Activities tab.
- To view a list of sources that your
build compiled and the total number of errors or warnings for each
source, open the Compilation tab. To show a
list of successful project builds or a list of projects that have
build warnings, in the build results editor, click Show
Successful Projects or Show Projects with Warnings.
Note: The Compilation tab is available only if at least one source file was compiled during your build.
- To view a list of artifact downloads for your build, open the Downloads tab. You can add a file or link to the list. Save any changes.
- To view a list of logs for your build, open the Logs tab. To open a log or save a log to a file, click one of the buttons. You can also attach a file or link to the build result, edit the name and description of a log, or remove a log. Save any changes.
- To view the build report, open one of the following tabs:
Note: The build report does not list files that were not built or explain why those files were not built.
- Overview tab
- Click the link for the Build Report under the Contribution Summary section.
- External Links tab
- Click the link to buildReport.xml.
- Build Report tab
- Displays the build report.
- To view the set of system definitions that your build used,
on the External Links tab, open the buildComponents.xml file.
The file opens in an embedded web browser.
- Click a system definition to open the system definition editor, where you can examine its attributes at the time of the build.
- Click the History tab to review
the state of the system definition at any point in time. Knowing the state of the definitions and when they changed is useful for debugging and fixing dependency build problems.
- To view a list of build properties for your build, on the Downloads tab, open the build.properties file.