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  1. Jenkins
  2. JENKINS-55609

Submitted JCL no longer supports variable substitution

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Component/s: zos-connector-plugin
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    • Environment:
      Jenkins 2.150.1 on Windows 10 1809 64-bit
      IBM z/OS Connector 2.0.1
      EnvInject API Plugin 1.5
      Environment Injector Plugin 2.1.6
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      Prior to version 2 of the plugin, the JCL that was submitted allowed for variable substitution within the job.  We used this extensively (generating timestamps, starting/stopping configurable CICS regions, etc) in the JCL that we have and were running on a regular basis.

      I can't think of a simple way to replicate this.  The best I can think of is an intermediate step from checkout to injection where a shell or command script is run to perform the substitutions prior to the submission.  But this feels a bit awkward, and error prone.

      I'd really like to see this functionality restored, if possible.

      Happy to look into it myself, just might take a while.

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          candiduslynx Alexander Shcherbakov added a comment -

          I'll create new version with such support and will upload it here by tomorrow.

          Kindly verify this version and give feedback before I go and release it.

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          candiduslynx Alexander Shcherbakov added a comment - I'll create new version with such support and will upload it here by tomorrow. Kindly verify this version and give feedback before I go and release it.
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          candiduslynx Alexander Shcherbakov added a comment -

          Will either drop issue in a week if no response or update (if have ability to test myself).

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          candiduslynx Alexander Shcherbakov added a comment - Will either drop issue in a week if no response or update (if have ability to test myself).
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          strattondrs Daniel Stratton added a comment -

          I've successfully tested the snapshot in our environment.  Tests include:

          • Starting a Freestyle job (with parms) that starts a CICS region
          • Starting a Freestyle job (with parms) that stops a CICS region
          • Starting a pipeline job that invokes the stop and start jobs to bounce a region
          • Started a Freestyle job that runs a simple job on the mainframe with a substituted timestamp for generating an archive

          The job definitions aren't attached, but I have included the groovy, pipeline and JCL (using File System SCM) that I used for my tests.  Nothing flash, but they all work again as expected.  I still have others that need testing but that relies on an IPL cycle which isn't slated for a while.  But given these work, I fully expect those to work as well.

          Thanks heaps for the fast turnaround on this.

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          strattondrs Daniel Stratton added a comment - I've successfully tested the snapshot in our environment.  Tests include: Starting a Freestyle job (with parms) that starts a CICS region Starting a Freestyle job (with parms) that stops a CICS region Starting a pipeline job that invokes the stop and start jobs to bounce a region Started a Freestyle job that runs a simple job on the mainframe with a substituted timestamp for generating an archive The job definitions aren't attached, but I have included the groovy, pipeline and JCL (using File System SCM) that I used for my tests.  Nothing flash, but they all work again as expected.  I still have others that need testing but that relies on an IPL cycle which isn't slated for a while.  But given these work, I fully expect those to work as well. Thanks heaps for the fast turnaround on this.
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          candiduslynx Alexander Shcherbakov added a comment -

          released as 2.1.0

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          candiduslynx Alexander Shcherbakov added a comment - released as 2.1.0

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            • Assignee:
              candiduslynx Alexander Shcherbakov
              Reporter:
              strattondrs Daniel Stratton
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