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Sample Build & Deployment script for Ant

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I want to have sample build and deployment script for Ant. The build part should include activities in following sequence
1. getting the files of required version from PVCS,
2. compiling,
3. Unit test,
4. deploying java and web resources on server,
5. Stopping Websphere Application server,
6. creating JDBC connection to database and deploying Stored proc, views etc.
7. Starting Websphere Application server.
8. Generating log file.
9. E Mail log file.

If not all the activites are included, you can send the script covering as much activities as possible.
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...and I want to have my house repainted. When can you come round and do it?
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LOL ;-)
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The usual applies.  Pos what you've done so far and we'll try to help, but we can't do the whole thing for you.
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Hi CEHJ
Send me the address and return ticket, I'll come and paint it for FREE.

Man you did not read the question properly, I said SAMPLE SCRIPT. I did not expect you to write the script for you, but if you have any in your REPOSITORY to innlude these or any of the existing you can send it.
Thanks.

Hi Jimmack

I've done Build that compiles, does unit test and create zip file of the required code and dependencies including database scripts. I'd like to include Get the relavent data from PVCS of required version before what I've done and subsequently create JDBC connection to deploy sql scripts and restart webspehere. if you have tips, do send.
Thanks
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;-)  I was also considering applying for the painting contract, but I would have charged some EE points ;-)

The Ant docs for the PVCS task seem to be quite reasonable and include a couple of examples, eg:

  <!-- =================================================================== -->
  <!-- Get the latest version                                              -->
  <!-- =================================================================== -->
  <target name="getlatest">
    <pvcs repository="/mnt/pvcs" pvcsproject="/myprj"/>
  </target>

You'll just need to make sure you've got the appropriate jakarta-ant...-optional.jar file installed.

Here's an (edited) example from one of my build.xml files that cleans a database (this is done before the script runs all the unit tests that refill the tables):

  <target name="cleandatabase">
    <sql driver="org.gjt.mm.mysql.Driver"
         classpath="/usr/java/j2sdk1.4.1_02/jre/lib/ext/mysql-connector-java-3.0.8-stable-
bin.jar"
         url="jdbc:mysql://desktop/project"
         userid="username"
         password="pwd">
      DELETE FROM clients WHERE id IS NOT NULL;
      DELETE FROM otherTable WHERE id IS NOT NULL;
      DELETE FROM thirdTable WHERE id IS NOT NULL;
      DELETE FROM lastTable WHERE id IS NOT NULL;
    </sql>
  </target>

Hope that helps ;-)
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Sorry, forgot to include the following on that last post (regarding the database access)

This is only an example to show you how I connect to my database.  Just replace the SQL as you see fit ;-)
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You probably want the <Exec> task in order to restart WebSphere.

The problem you might have here is if the WebSphere server is not on your local machine.  If it isn't, you should probably create a script/batch file that resets the server and then call that from Exec.

Not sure what you mean by "Generating log file"

The <Mail> task can be used to send an e-mail (including attachments if you want)
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