An API to update a build status to _Failed_

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14 Mar, 2019 03:09 AM


We have recently moved some of our testing outside of our AppVeyor build. We moved it to a distributed testing fleet in order to it speed up. We halved our build time as a result.

Now we have an interesting problem when our test suite fails. Before AppVeyor would fail, and the status would be failed. Now, the tests fail on our fleet, and we have no way of knowing when looking at AppVeyor. This is a problem as we use AppVeyor to determine the last successful build for us to deploy from.

I am wondering is there any way we could update AppVeyor's status? An API call, something like

POST /api/builds/{buildId}
    'status': 'failed' # or 'failed-external'?

This would help everything in AppVeyor. Thanks

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 15 Mar, 2019 08:41 PM

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    Hi Damien,

    Sorry for some delay with the answer and thank you for the request. We treat build status as immutable. To solve this and similar problems we plan to introduce searchable tags/annotations to many objects like build, build jobs, deployments, etc. Setting those tags with API will be possible as well. Cannot provide specific ETA now.

    I am not sure I can provide you a workaround for now. Is that external test execution can be checked with some API from AppVeyor build?


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