Code Snippets

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This chapter is provided to share some code snippets that show the usage of the groovy libraries.

Auto-Generated Code

After generation of the plugin using pdk you will see that you have a template of a plugin class which inherits FlowPlugin. This file will be at dsl/properties/groovy/lib/YOURCLASS.groovy.

For each procedure in the plugin, a corresponding method will be created in a file with the same name as the procedure. For example, dsl/procedures/YOUR_PROCEDURE/steps/YOUR_PROCEDURE.groovy will look something like this:


plugin.runStep('YOURPROCEDURE', 'YOURPROCEDURESTEP', 'functionName');

The main plugin class will have a function called functionName with some template code:

def functionName(StepParameters runtimeParameters, StepResult sr) {

Retrieving parameter values from configuration and step

Using one API

Here is a snippet where in both config as well as step parameter values can be retrieved using a single StepParameters object.

def runtimeParameters = context.getRuntimeParameters().getAsMap();

// runtimeParameters is a Map with following fields:
// user, password, proxy_user, proxy_password, basic_user, basic_password (taken from config)
// requestMethod and requestContent (taken from procedure parameters).

println runtimeParameters['requestMethod']
println runtimeParameters['proxy_user']

Using two different APIs

Here is a snippet where in config and step parameter values are retrieved using different APIs.

Context context = this.newContext()
StepParameters parameters = context->getStepParameters()

def cred = parameters.getParameter('credential')
def url = parameters.getParameter('url').getValue()

def method = null
if (parameters.isParameterExists('method')) {
    def parameter = parameters.getParameter('method')
    method = parameter.getValue()
def username = null
def password = null

if (cred != null) {
    username = cred.getUserName()
    password = cred.getSecretValue()
Config configValues = context.getConfigValues()

You can then use the methods in Config object to access the config values.

Setting step results

for (int i : 1..100){
    stepResult.setJobStepSummary("Progress: $i\n")


// Step 1. Creating new stepResult object.
StepResult stepResult = context.newStepResult()

// Step 2. Adding action items.
stepResult.setOutputParameter('executionResult', 'Successfully finished!')
stepResult.setJobStepSummary('Done with success')

// Step 3. Applying changes.

Performing REST requests

// Retrieving new rest client object to use the 'endpoint' value from the configuration (and authorization too).
REST restClient = context.newRESTClient()

// creating HTTP::Request object using our wrappers
HTTPRequest req = restClient.newRequest([method: 'GET', path: '/api/v2/query', query: [ id: '2']])

// Performing request and getting a response object
def response = restClient.doRequest(req)

// Printing response content:

CLI execution

// Step 1. Importing the Component Manager and the CLI class (place at the top of a file)
import com.cloudbees.flowpdf.components.ComponentManager
import com.cloudbees.flowpdf.components.cli.*

// Step 2. Loading component and creating CLI executor with working directory of current workspace. (in the step method)
CLI cli = (CLI) ComponentManager.loadComponent(CLI.class, [
    workingDirectory : System.getenv("COMMANDER_WORKSPACE")

// Step 3. Creating new command with ls as shell and -la as parameter.
Command command = cli.newCommand('ls', ['-la'])

// adding two more parameters for command

// Step 4. Executing a command
def res = cli.runCommand(command)

// Step 5. Processing a response.
println("STDOUT: " + res.getStdout())


// In a plugin's class code"This is info")
log.error("This is error")

// Using the static import
import static com.cloudbees.flowpdf.Log.*

logInfo("This is info")
logError("This is error")


Map reference = [
    one : 'two',
    three : 'four'

logInfo("Reference is: ", reference.toString())

Defining custom fields

You can define custom fields in the pluginInfo method of your main plugin module and retrieve them elsewhere.

Map<String, Object> pluginInfo() {
    return [
        pluginName    : '@PLUGIN_KEY@',
        pluginVersion : '@PLUGIN_VERSION@',
        configFields  : ['config'],
        configLocations : ['ec_plugin_cfgs'],
        defaultConfigValues : [
            authScheme : 'basic'
        configValues : [
            one : 'two'

Here is how you retrieve them:

def pluginValues = pluginObject.getPluginValues()"Value of one is: " + pluginValues['configValues']['one'])