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raistlin 11-13-2014 05:04 AM

Unexpanded macro value
I am trying to unexpand the macro value. A macro with this value is parsed and i want to retain its value.


To use the value above, i need to convert % to %% so VBP will not treat %20New% as an expandable macro, i think.

I tried to do it this way without avail.

Option Explicit

Dim build_url

build_url = "%BUILD_URL%"

If Len(build_url) > 0 Then

build_url = Replace( build_url, "%%", "%%%%" )
SetTemporaryMacroValue "BUILD_URL", build_url      <--- this is a subfunction i use in the script

End If

What can i do to use a macro with %20xxx%20 in it without expansion? Thanks.

What i need is the opposite of

kinook 11-13-2014 06:23 AM

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What do you mean by 'a macro with this value is parsed'? How was the BUILD_URL macro initialized? Literal % characters in the macro value should be escaped when creating the macro. The vbld_EscapeString system script function can be used for this.

To assign a macro value to another macro value, just copy the raw value without expanding. See the attached sample.

raistlin 11-13-2014 07:02 AM

The value is parsed as an environment variable when initiated by a jenkins job.


The job build command:

VisBuildcmd.exe "BUILD_URL=%BUILD_URL%" /mta /b NUnitTest.bld
When expanded to on the test machine, it becomes:

VisBuildcmd.exe "BUILD_URL=http://jenkins/job/Test%20New%20NUnit%20Test%20Script/lastBuild" /mta /b NUnitTest.bld
Some of the jobs name have spaces, so these spaces are escaped to become %20 in the BUILD_URL env var.

Eg: http://jenkins/job/TestNewNUnitTestScript/ - OK
Eg: http://jenkins/job/Test New NUnit Test Script/ - Still OK, but will be escaped to:
    http://jenkins/job/Test%20New%20NUnit%20Test%20Script/ - Not OK

I do not want to replace spaces with underscores in the job name. Hence the problem.

raistlin 11-13-2014 07:11 AM

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Thanks for the codes, however it still fails with these error:


Error in Run Script (VBScript) script code at Line 11, Column 1  (http://jenkins/job/Test20NUnit20Script/lastBuild)
13-11-2014 14:07:27: Step '4 - use' failed
13-11-2014 14:07:27: Build ended (elapsed = 00:00:00).

You can create a macro with this value to reproduce this problem:

My real challenge is trying to use the macro out of the script, here:
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kinook 11-13-2014 07:16 AM

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Add a step at the beginning of the project to escape the BUILD_URL macro value that was passed in (see attached).

raistlin 11-13-2014 07:27 AM

Epic. Thanks alot for this!

teognost 02-07-2022 06:24 PM

Copy the escaped macro value to another project macro
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Is there any way to copy the escaped macro value BUILD_URL to another project macro BUILD_URL3(not a temp macro)?
In the sample attached I tried to do it with a Set macro step but it did not work -the macro BUILD_URL3 has the unescaped value(The next step log macro fails)

kinook 02-07-2022 10:53 PM

In a Set Macro action, check the 'Don't expand macros and script' option.

teognost 02-08-2022 03:41 AM

Thanks!And if in the Value field there is the macro I do not want expanded and another macro which I want to have it expanded?

kinook 02-08-2022 10:21 AM

You can't expand partially. It's all or nothing. Escape (double) something that should not be evaluated as a macro.

teognost 02-08-2022 02:17 PM

Thanks.I found another way-I set in the Value field of Set Macro:

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