Post Build step to notify third part of deploy

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20 May, 2015 10:29 AM


I'm considering an error logging service such as or and they provide the means to track deploys so they can identify problematic deploys. This requires I send them notification when a deploy is successful.

These services provide different ways of doing this such as powershell scripts, msbuild targets or a plain old HTTP Post.

See here for examples:

How would I go about setting this up? do you have any documentation or examples? which of the above methods is the best way to achieve this?

Also, the script (regardless of whether it's ps, msbuild, or http) will need to use a different ApiKey (or some other value) for each 'environment' so some sort of transformation will be needed.


P.S. I may not even choose either of the above two services, they simply provide an example.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 21 May, 2015 05:08 AM

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    Hi Chris,

    Notifying external services about successful deploy is only possible if you deploy during the build thus you can write PowerShell script calling 3rd-party hooks.

  2. 2 Posted by chris.dunn on 21 May, 2015 08:05 AM

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    Thanks for the reply.

    Just to clarify. What about promoting a green build to an AppVeyor
    Environment? or is it only when deploying from an AppVeyor Project?


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  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 21 May, 2015 05:01 PM

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    You can use "Environment" deployment provider to kick off deployment on specific environment upon successful build.

    Let me know if I corrected understood your question.

  4. chris.dunn closed this discussion on 11 Jun, 2015 03:23 PM.

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