Chris Field Chris Field - 5 months ago 230
Groovy Question

How can I pass parameters from parallel builds downstream in a jenkins pipeline

I have been trying to set up a pipeline in jenkins which runs all my robot test builds in parallel and then, after they all finish, runs another build which includes sending 1 email with results for all the tests (rather than spamming with 1 per build).

I know that the robot plugin returns the variables $(ROBOT_PASSPERCENTAGE) and $(ROBOT_PASSRATIO) which we currently use. I was hoping there was a way of extracting them and using as a parameter for the downstream pipline build.

Just as a test I was trying groovy of the form below, but can't figure out how you get the variables and pass into the downstream build.

Any help appreciated.

stage('set up') {
node {
build job: 'setup', propagate: false

stage('run suites') {
parallel 'test set 1':{
node {
build job: 'test set 1', propagate: false
def 1_PASSPERCENTAGE = build.buildVariableResolver.resolve("ROBOT_PASSPERCENTAGE")
def 1_PASSRATIO = build.buildVariableResolver.resolve("ROBOT_PASSRATIO")
}, 'test set 2':{
node {
build job: 'thankQ Robot Mission Personnel Tests', propagate: false
def 2_PASSPERCENTAGE = build.buildVariableResolver.resolve("ROBOT_PASSPERCENTAGE")
def 2_PASSRATIO = build.buildVariableResolver.resolve("ROBOT_PASSRATIO")
stage('results') {
node {
println "FOO=$2_PASSRATIO"
println "FOO=$1_PASSRATIO"


From Jenkins pipeline steps reference, you can call a downstream job with parameters like this :

build job: downstreamJob, parameters: [
      [$class: 'StringParameterValue', name: 'passPercentage', value: "${1_PASSPERCENTAGE}"],
      [$class: 'StringParameterValue', name: 'passRatio', value: "${1_PASSRATIO}"]

As for how to get your Robot variables I have never used it but I guess you could always use the URL of the test build (e.g. your test set 1 job) and parse the log file or the build page for the variables you are looking for. Something like this :

def robotLog = script: 'curl http://your-jenkins/job/test-set-1/lastBuild/robot.log', returnStdout: true // First determine which URL corresponds to the robot.log file, or use the main page of your build.
def percentageMatcher = robotLog.trim() =~ 'Pass percentage.*(\\d+)%'  // Again, find the exact regex here
def 1_PASSPERCENTAGE = percentageMatcher[0][1]

... // Same thing with pass ratio...