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DevBoy 05-08-2003 11:25 AM

Trigger the build process to terminate???

One of the steps in my project involves a call to an external program ( The Ant Java make-tool ).

Ant does not return a return code on success/failure, but I am able to check the LASTSTEP_OUTPUT macro to check for a known failure string.

I'd like to trigger an error in this case and force the build process to recognise the build failure - and then proceed to execute my failure steps.

Is this possible? I realise one way of doing this is to record the failure in a macro and have EVERY step execute a conditional check to see if an error has occurred and then define some tidy-up steps which execute ONLY if a build error occurred, but there must be a better solution?

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks,


pjaquiery 05-08-2003 03:54 PM

In a similar situation I throw an exception that is handled by the "Failure Steps" processing. Add a script step to do the trick:

for VBScript:
Err.Raise 1, Step.Name, "Forcing build failure..."

for JScript:
throw "failure"

(with thanks for telling me how!)

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