Description

The Dimensions Source Config plugin enables you to manually or automatically import artifacts from a Dimensions CM into an HCL Launch component version.

Quick Info

Product
HCL Launch
Type
plugin
Compatibility
Created by
HCL Software
Version Name Action

10.1100948

launch-dimensionssourceconfig-10.1100948.zip

launch-dimensionssourceconfig-10.1100948.zip

10.1100948


Summary

Dimensions CM is a software change and configuration management tool for Agile development. It handles application changes, configurations,and releases across platforms, environments, and teams. The Dimension CM plugin provides for importing artifacts from Dimension CM.

This plugin includes one or more steps, click Steps for step details and properties.

Installation

See Installing plugins in HCL Launch for installing and removing plugins.

History

The following table describes the changes made in each plugin version.

Plugin history details
Version Description
10 Fixed:CVE-2019-4233

Usage

To use this plugin, create a component to define the Dimension artifacts to be used. The component contains the information for importing the artifacts and any processes to perform on the artifacts.

Create a component

To create a component, complete the following steps. For more information, see .

  1. In the HCL user interface, click Components and then click Create Component.
  2. In the Create Component window, specify a name and description for the component.
  3. In the Teams fields, specify the access information for the new component.
  4. To use a template for the new component, select a template from the Template list. In this case, the component inherits source configuration, properties, and processes from the template.
  5. In the Source Config Type list, select Dimensions.

  6. Specify the properties for the component. See the Setting tab for descriptions.
  7. Click Save.

Import a version

When the artifacts are imported, a component version is created using the version of the package. You can specify to import a specific package version or import all versions. If importing all versions, a component version is created for each version.

  1. Click the Versions tab for the component.
  2. Click Import New Versions.
  3. Specify a specific version of the package to import, or leave blank to import the latest version of the package available in the repository. Additionally, enable Import All Versions to import all versions of a package.
  4. Click Save.

Step palette

To access this plugin in the palette, click Source and Repositories > Dimensions.

Steps

The following process steps are available in the Dimension plugin.

Import Version

Creates a new component version and imports artifacts

This step has no input properties.

Roles

The plugin adds the following roles automatically to resources. You cannot add these roles manually.

DimensionsComponentProperties

Properties for the DimensionsComponentProperties role
Name Type Description Reference
DB Conn String Dimensions DB to connect to. ${p:component/DimensionsComponentProperties/dbConn}
DB Name String Dimensions database to connect to. ${p:component/DimensionsComponentProperties/dbName}
Dimensions Classpath String The full path to each of the following Dimensions libraries, colon separated: darius.jar, dmclient.jar, dmfile.jar, dmnet.jar and dmtpi.jar. These can be found under DM_ROOT/java_api/lib and DM_ROOT/AdminConsole/lib on a Dimensions server. ${p:component/DimensionsComponentProperties/dimensionsClasspath}
Excludes String The patterns to exclude files to upload. ${p:component/DimensionsComponentProperties/excludes}
Includes String The patterns to match files to upload. The wildcard ** indicates every file. So the pattern dist/**/* would retrieve the entire file tree underneath the dist directory. ${p:component/DimensionsComponentProperties/includes}
Overwrite Existing Timestamp Boolean If checked, the artifact’s timestamp will be the time of upload. Otherwise, the timestamp is be the time of last modification. ${p:component/DimensionsComponentProperties/overwriteTimestamp}
Password Password Password to authenticate to Dimensions with. ${p:component/DimensionsComponentProperties/password}
Product Spec String Product spec to look for baselines from. ${p:component/DimensionsComponentProperties/product}

Server String Dimensions server to connect to. ${p:component/DimensionsComponentProperties/server}

Text File Extensions String A comma separated list of extensions of files need to be converted to a new character
set on download (e.g. txt,properties,log). This should be used in cases where the
OS the files are being deployed to requires a different character set than the one
uploading the files into the server.
${p:component/DimensionsComponentProperties/extensions}
Username String Username to authenticate to Dimensions with. ${p:component/DimensionsComponentProperties/username}

DimensionsImportProperties

Properties for the DimensionsImportProperties role
Name Type Description Reference
Specific Baseline Spec String