HasWarningsOrErrors as an Octopus variable

The Tasks API has a property “HasWarningsOrErrors” attached to it, but unfortunately there is currently no way to access this during a deployment (at least as far as I can see). I was hoping to use something similar to one of the following:

$OctopusParameters[“Octopus.Deployment.HasWarningsOrErrors”]
$OctopusParameters[“Octopus.Task.HasWarningsOrErrors”]
$OctopusParameters[“HasWarningsOrErrors”]

Can this be made available as a variable during deployments? Or is there a better way to check if the current deployment has warnings?

Hi Chris,

Thanks for getting in touch.

I’m assuming you want to get access to the HasWarningsOrErrors within the currently running deployment? Currently, if we get a warning during the deployment we don’t set any variable but if an error is encountered we set the Octopus.Action[_StepName_].Status.Error and Octopus.Action[_StepName_].Status.ErrorDetail variables so you could use those within a deployment.

Outside of the deployment you can retrieve the ServerTask during the running of the deployment and check the HasWarningsOrErrors property as it will be updated as soon as we hit a warning or error.

Worst case, you could retrieve the task details (api/tasks/{id}/details) and loop through all the LogElements of each ActivityLog entry on the task and see if any of their ActivityLogEntryCategory property are Warning|Error|Fatal.

Not sure if any of this will help you, but that’s all we have currently :expressionless:

Thank you and kind regards,
Henrik

Hi Henrik,

The intended use is to customize both email and slack notifications. We have a number of scenarios where a deployment to certain environments is allowed but frowned upon for (such as deploying to Staging while using pre-release dependencies). We have to allow it for certain business needs, but we want to warn people that it cannot go to production. The goal was to check a certain variable for truthy status and then alter our notifications accordingly.

The following tickets both explicitly mention warnings, and one of them got a github issue a while back, but warnings were left out of Status so it didn’t cause a breaking change when checking Status == Success.


Is it possible to include the same task.HasWarningsOrErrors as a variable? I know I can add code to query the API and find the status, but it seems that’s something that should be readily available.

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