Problems configuring build artifiacts

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Scott Dorman

31 May, 2014 06:40 PM

I'm trying to setup one of my projects to store build artifacts but haven't been successful.

I want files from several different directories to be bundled into a single zip file. For example, the following 3 DLLs should all be bundled into a


I have tried different variations for a wildcard pattern for the build artifact path, but nothing seems to work. The most recent pattern is "src/**/bin/$(configuration)". Is this possible and, if so, what am I missing?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 31 May, 2014 07:04 PM

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    Well, automatic packaging is either pushing a single file as artifact or pushing entire folder as a zip.

    If you need to push several files as a zip I'd use 7z (which is already in PATH) and then appveyor.exe command-line or PS cmdlet to push archive to artifacts:

  2. 2 Posted by Scott Dorman on 31 May, 2014 09:31 PM

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    Ok. That makes sense. It would be nice if I didn't have to do it through script but as long as that's available to me I should be ok. It sounds like the alternative then would be to have 3 build artifacts, one for each separate DLL.

    Is it possible to have one build artifact has a wildcard "group" for extensions? That would let me do something like this:


    That would allow me to ensure that I only pick up those 3 files from the bin directory rather than everything. I'm pretty sure I could do this as separate build artifacts, but in my case that would mean a total of 9 artifacts and any time I add a new project I would be adding 3 artifacts.

  3. 3 Posted by Scott Dorman on 31 May, 2014 09:36 PM

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    Actually, would defining the build artifacts like this work? (See attached file.)

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 31 May, 2014 10:02 PM

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    Yeah, it should work. Let me know if it doesn't.

    For [dll|pdb|xml] I think we could just support regex, because glob syntax is something limited. You'll be able to define path like /your_regex_here/.

  5. 5 Posted by Scott Dorman on 01 Jun, 2014 03:42 AM

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    That sort of worked. Actually, it did work but I ended up with multiple copies of the DLLs as build artifacts due to the fact that there are cross-project references. I ended up using an "on build success" script which used 7z to create the archive.

    Yes, supporting regex rather than a glob syntax would be better. That would provide the most flexibility.

  6. 6 Posted by Scott Dorman on 06 Aug, 2014 09:04 PM

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    Any updates on this request?

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 07 Aug, 2014 01:32 AM

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    Haven't started yet, but don't think it's going to be hard to implement.

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