Why wouldn't you extract package during deployment in custom step template?


(Sam Rueby) #1


When creating a custom step template, you can reference a package and use that package in your script.

There’s an option “Extract package during deployment”. Why would you ever not have this checked? Wouldn’t you just be referencing a package in a step template that you can then do nothing with?


(Daniel Fischer) #3

Hi @SamRueby,

Thanks for getting in touch! It used to be that we always extracted by default and provided no other option. We made the option to simply copy a package to the destination available when we saw the increased desire to be able to copy packages to the target without extracting them.

When we created the Reference a Package feature, we thought it fit to carry over this functionality and provide the ability to copy the package without extracting it.

We do have a small section in our documentation on the Reference a Package feature. Though it does not directly answer your question it is informative.

Let me know if you have any thoughts or questions here. :slight_smile:

Best regards,
Daniel


(Sam Rueby) #4

Thank you