Artifact not deploying

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25 Jul, 2014 04:17 PM

My project,, is building fine but fails to deploy the artifact. I've tried different forms of the artifact path, but it always says the same thing:

Packaging artifacts...Done
Uploading artifact build\ (2.7 MB)...Done
Deploying using WebDeploy provider
No artifacts were uploaded. Make sure you have specified correct artifacts filter.
Build success

Here's the artifact and deployment section of my appveyor.yml:

  - path: deploy\*.zip

  - provider: WebDeploy
    website: something
    username: $something
    ntlm: false
    artifact: deploy\*.zip

What do you think I'm doing wrong?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 25 Jul, 2014 04:24 PM

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    I'd give artifact a "deployment name:

      - path: deploy\*.zip
        name: mypackage

    then use it to locate artifact:

      - provider: WebDeploy 
        artifact: mypackage
  2. 2 Posted by byron on 25 Jul, 2014 04:29 PM

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    Trying now.

  3. 3 Posted by byron on 25 Jul, 2014 04:43 PM

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    YES, that was it. Thanks. I'm not sure how I missed that in the documentation. There seem to be a lot of appveyor.yml files in public github repos that are doing it wrong. I was using those as examples.

  4. 4 Posted by daleholborow on 14 Jul, 2015 11:02 PM

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    Hi Feodor

    I'm currently struggling to understand the deployment logic. I have in the past created a number of trial projects and had them deploying as webapps to azure (a bizspark account). I later had a two project (angular web and webapi) solution which was also deploying fine, two artifcats, to two websites.

    Now, however, the last two days I have been running into issues in that I use a yml file to configure a new test project for a job that is about to start, and try as i might, I cannot get the "deploy" section to be recognised during the build process. I am looking at my "sssmartadmin" project, and no matter what I do, I check in to my Git repo and the build starts, succeeds, but I see no mention of it being aware of the WebDeploy section of my yaml config? I've attached two files, one from a project I finally got to deploy yesterday (but dont really know why) and the one from today which is based on it, but doesnt work at all (note, I CAN manually deploy to my azure site and it works fine)

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 14 Jul, 2015 11:07 PM

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    What do you have in a build log regarding deployment for sssmartadmin.appveyor.notwork.yml?

  6. 6 Posted by daleholborow on 15 Jul, 2015 01:31 PM

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    Morning mate, see attached... as best i can tell, no mention of bundling or deployment there either.

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 15 Jul, 2015 04:41 PM

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    Indeed, deployment is not even mentioned in a build log. OK, make sure that appveyor.yml with deploy section exists in feature/Feature-SA1.7Beta branch as AppVeyor reads it from there.

  8. 8 Posted by daleholborow on 15 Jul, 2015 07:35 PM

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    My sincerest apologies Feodor - i had the appveyor sitting in the PROJECT folder, NOT the repo root, the entire time, but was overlooking this because everything still built (after i played around with creating the build settings in the Web UI I guess). Sorry to have taken up your time.

  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 15 Jul, 2015 08:04 PM

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    No prob :)

    - Feodor

  10. Ilya Finkelshteyn closed this discussion on 25 Aug, 2018 01:57 AM.

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