Using TeamCity To Raise Octopus Defects Updated


I recently updated the script that uses both the TeamCity and Octopus API’s to raise defects if a TeamCity build has failed (the reasoning here is tat a deployment has passed on Octopus, but subsequent automated testing has failed.)

This script uses functions and is a little neater than the previous version. You will have to create a snapshot dependency between the build that this step runs in and the build that deploys/runs the tests. You will also need to add parameters to the TeamCity build that runs this script to populate the parameters.

Essentially the “UpdateDefects” function is called, and if that finds that the build has failed then it will run “RaiseDefect”.

That’s all for today, have a good one. Happy scripting!

[parameter(Mandatory=$true)] [string]$buildType,
[parameter(Mandatory=$true)] [string]$dependentBuildNumber,
[parameter(Mandatory=$true)] [string]$epicFail,
[parameter(Mandatory=$true)] [string]$root,
[parameter(Mandatory=$true)] [string]$user,
[parameter(Mandatory=$true)] [string]$pass,
[parameter(Mandatory=$true)] [string]$api,
[parameter(Mandatory=$true)] [string]$OctopusApiKey,
[parameter(Mandatory=$true)] [string]$ProjectName,
[parameter(Mandatory=$true)] [string]$ReleaseVersion

Function UpdateDefect
$build = "$buildType #$dependentBuildNumber"
$secpasswd = ConvertTo-SecureString $pass -AsPlainText -Force
$credential = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential($user, $secpasswd)
$result = Invoke-WebRequest $root -Credential $credential -UseBasicParsing
[xml]$xml = $result.Content
[string]$status= $ | select -first 1 | Format-Table -AutoSize -Property status -HideTableHeaders | Out-String
$status = $status.Trim()
if ($status -eq $epicFail)
write-host "Build $build Failed. Raising a defect."
elseif ($status -ne $epicFail) {write-host "Build $build has not failed. Not raising a defect."}
Function RaiseDefect
[System.Uri]$defectMessage = "This is a defect raised by failing TeamCity build $build. Please refer to the logs of the build for the reason of the failure."
$header = @{ "X-Octopus-ApiKey" = $OctopusAPIKey } #header for web requests
$defectDescription = @{ description = $defectMessage } | ConvertTo-Json #description of defect is required when posting new defect

#retrieve project id; required for getting release
$projectUri = "$api/api/projects/$ProjectName"
$Project = Invoke-WebRequest -Uri $projectUri -Headers $header -UseBasicParsing | ConvertFrom-Json
$ProjectId = $Project.Id

$relUri = "$api/api/projects/$ProjectId/releases/$ReleaseVersion"
$releaseDetails = Invoke-WebRequest -Uri $relUri -Headers $header -UseBasicParsing | ConvertFrom-Json

$reportDefect = $releaseDetails.Links.ReportDefect #url to report defects
$defectApiUrl = $releaseDetails.Links.Defects #url to get info on defects
$resolveDefect = $releaseDetails.Links.ResolveDefect #url to resolve defects

$getDefectUrl = "$api$defectApiUrl" #make full defect url
$reportDefectUrl = "$api$reportDefect" #make full report url
$resolveDefectUrl = "$api$resolveDefect" #make full resolve url

#check if unresolved defect exists. If it does, then write-error and exit script
$StatusesofDefects= Invoke-WebRequest -Uri $getDefectUrl -Method Get -Headers $Header -UseBasicParsing | ConvertFrom-Json
foreach ($DefectStatus in $StatusesofDefects.Items.Status)
if ($DefectStatus -eq 'Unresolved')
Write-Error "An unresolved Octopus defect already exists. Resolve previous Octopus defects before attempting to raise another defect."
#we'll only get here if there are no unresolved defects
write-host "raising defect for project" $ProjectName "for release version" $ReleaseVersion
Invoke-WebRequest -Uri $reportDefectUrl -Method Post -Headers $Header -Body $defectDescription -UseBasicParsing | ConvertFrom-Json
#commented out resolve defect. We don't need it to run, but it's here for future reference.
#Invoke-WebRequest -Uri $resolveDefectUrl -Method Post -Headers $header | ConvertFrom-Json


Author: Richie Lee

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