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Prompt for parameters in ElectricFlow pipeline

We have an ElectricCommander procedure that when run (call it 'select release components'), allows us to select the various software components we want to release to our QA env. The various components are checkbox parameters on said procedure. Currently our deployment is all manual and I'm attempting to automate that with electricflow pipelines.

I've created a pipeline with various deployment steps. The only problem I have is the selecting parameters of aforementioned release procedure. When i run this procedure in electric commander, I get a page with all the parameters I can adjust before running. However, when defining a procedure task in the pipeline, I have to select the parameters during definition and I cannot adjust them afterwords.

Is there a way when a pipeline starts that I can prompt for these parameters like when I run the procedure via electric commander?

avatar image By xmikew 30 asked Jun 21, 2017 at 10:13 PM
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In general you should be able to create pipeline parameter and bind them to the procedure at the task level using the $[/myPipelineRuntime/parameter_name ] property reference. Now when you run the pipeline, it will prompt the user the required parameter values. But this will NOT work with Checkboxes and Radio button parameter types.

There are workaround available which we can discuss offline if it is critical

avatar image By vnedunga 0 answered Jul 07, 2017 at 11:55 PM
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avatar image lrochette Jul 17, 2017 at 03:11 PM

Why do you say Checkboxes and Radio Button don't work? As long as a parameter is compulsory, the UI will ask you for a value

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