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Enter information into the fields as follows:
General section (for all step types)
Enter a name for the step that must be a unique name within the procedure.
(Optional) Plain text or HTML description for this object. If using HTML, you must surround your text with
For example, the following HTML:
renders as follows:
Command section (for command steps only)
A script to execute the step functions that is passed to the step’s shell for execution.
Enter a unique resource or resource pool name or click Browse to select a resource. If you leave this field blank, the procedure or project provides a default resource.
If this field remains blank, no postprocessor runs for the step. If this field is not blank, it specifies a command (passed to the step’s shell for execution) that analyzes the log file for the step and collects diagnostic information for reporting. For more information , see the Postprocessors Help topic.
Subprocedure section (for subprocedure steps only)
Displays the current project and procedure. Click Change to use the pop-up menu to select a new project or procedure.
Enter a unique resource name or click Browse to select a resource. If you leave this field blank, the procedure or project provides a default resource.
Parameters section (for subprocedure steps only)
This section expands automatically, entering the fields you need specifically for the Subprocedure you chose in the previous section. For additional help with field descriptions, click the
To toggle between the standard view and property view for this section, click the :ROOT:user-guide/changeview.png icon. This icon appears in the standard form when one or more of the parameter types are not Text entry or Text area. It appears in the custom form for all the supported parameter types when the form has at least one parameter.
Advanced section (for both command and subprocedure steps)
By default, if this field is blank, the step has no precondition and will run when scheduled. Set this property to make a step wait until one or more dependent conditions are met. When a job step is eligible to transition from pending to runnable, a precondition is evaluated. A precondition is a fixed text or text embedding property reference that is evaluated to TRUE or FALSE. An empty string, a \"0\" or \"false\" is interpreted as FALSE. Any other result string is interpreted as TRUE. The step will block until the precondition is TRUE.
You cannot use timestamps in preconditions on any object that supports preconditions. This includes stages, gates, and tasks as well as procedures and process steps.
Precondition example: Assume we defined these 4 steps:
Step 1 is an ordinary serial step. Steps 2 and 3 can run in parallel because they depend only on step 1’s completion. Step 4 depends on step 2, but not step 3. You can achieve optimal step execution order with preconditions:
This field determines what happens to the procedure if the step fails.
The first choice, "procedure continues, but overall status will be error" means an error in the step does not abort the procedure; subsequent steps will run as usual. However, an error will be reflected in the overall outcome of the procedure. If this is the top-level procedure in the job, the job will have an error outcome.
If this is a subprocedure, the step invoking the subprocedure will have an error outcome, which still could cause the job to abort, depending on the error handling for that step.
The second choice for this field is "abort procedure but allow running steps to continue." In this case, if an error occurs, no new steps are initiated in this procedure except those where "always run" was selected. Any steps currently running are allowed to complete, then the procedure will abort and its outcome will be set to error as described previously.
Six error handling options are:
The maximum amount of time the step can execute. If the step exceeds this time, it will be aborted. Specify a number and then use the pull-down menu to select the "time units" of the number you specified.
Run in parallel
If this box is "checked," this step will run concurrently with any adjacent steps marked as parallel. If this box is not checked, the step will NOT run until all previous steps in the procedure have completed, and it will complete before any following steps execute.
Always run step
If a procedure is aborted (either because of an error in a step or because the job was aborted), under normal conditions no new steps will start in the procedure. However, if this box is "checked," the step will run even if the procedure is aborted. This facility is most commonly used for steps at the end of a job that generate reports or perform cleanup operations.
Select one of the following options:
Use this field to define a workspace for the step to use. You can either type-in a workspace name or click Browse to select a workspace. If you leave this field blank, the workspace is determined by the procedure or project.
"Checking" this box means replicate the step to execute (in parallel) on each of the specified resources (for example, if a resource pool is specified, run the step on each resource in the pool).
Select one of the following options:
This shell will be used to execute the step’s commands on a resource. For example, using
When the agent parses the shell, it will parse the extension as everything after
The directory where the commands for this step execute. A relative name is interpreted relative to the root directory for the job workspace. If you leave this field blank, the step’s working directory will be the top-level directory in the job workspace.
If this step will run on a proxy resource, this directory must exist on the proxy target. The step will run in this directory on the proxy target.
The step’s log file name, specified relative to the root directory in the job workspace. If you leave this field blank, CloudBees Flow picks a unique name for the log file based on the step name.
By default, the Current project is used, or click Browse and select a different project.
If you select a credential in this field, the step runs under the account from that credential. This field is usually blank, which means a default credential is used. For more detailed information about credentials, see the Credentials and User Impersonation Help topic.
Click OK to create the step.
You can modify any of your previously entered step information and add information to one or all of the four additional sections.
Click the Attach Credential link to retrieve an existing credential for this step. If you need to create a new attached credential, return to the Project Details page for this step.
Click the Attach Parameter Credential link to retrieve an existing parameter credential for this step.
Choose Create On Start Email Notifier or Create On Completion Email Notifier to go the respective page to create the email notifier you need.
Choose from the Create Property, Create Nested Property, or Access Control links to add a custom property to this step. Each Property pop-up box has its own Help topic or go to the main Properties Help topic for more information. For more information about Access Control, go to the main Access Control Help topic.
Click OK to save your modified step information.