executeFilePartial (Groovy)

Runs user-specified groovy script. The plugin provides the ability for the user to define additional inputs that will be available to the scripts when executing. In addition, the plugin provides the ability for the user to define any number of outputs from the execution of the script that could be utilized in subsequent steps in the workflow.

All Workflow Execution variables and Inputs are available in Groovy script. Refer to the FlexDeploy Variables Guide for more details. In addition the following variables are available with information about a particular file.

File Level Variables With Example

Variable nameDescriptionValue if File Name (with path) is /XXHR/publisher/
FILE_PATHFile path of the partial deploy file. (File Name (with path)) on the partial deployment screen./XXHR/publisher/APXSOBLX_1.rtf
FILE_NAMEFile name of the partial deploy file.APXSOBLX_1
FILE_PATH_PREFIXFile path, excluding the file name and extension./XXHR/publisher
FILE_EXTENSIONFile extension on the partial deploy file.rtf
SOURCE_FILEFully qualified location of the file on the endpoint.

Fully qualified path to file being processed. This can be different locations for build and deploy workflow execution as there might be some checkout folder specified for build. See examples below for build and deploy workflow where FILE_PATH is in bold text.

  • /home/oracle/application/localhost/work/846808/840047/temp/PartialExecute/EBSCustomizations/XXHR/import/XXHR_Second_CP.ldt
  • /home/oracle/application/localhost/work/846808/840059/temp/import/XXHR_Second_CP.ldt
FILE_HASHThe Hash of the file as generated recorded by FlexDeploy.
FILE_SCM_REVISIONThe SCM Revision of the partial deploy file.

Environment/Instance Properties

Property Name

Property Code



Project Properties

Property Name

Property Code



Stop on Deployment Error



Stop deploying package files if any error occurs. If unchecked all files will be deployed even if one or more files fails. This is for partial operations only. True by default.


Input Name

Input Code



File Path



The file path of the file to be executed.

ClasspathFDGROOVY_INP_CLASSPATHNoAdditional classpath(s) to use java libraries. Classpaths can be separated by semicolons or colons. Classpath entries may contain a wildcard (*).


Output Name




This operation delegates the consumes/produces artifacts decisions to the workflow developer. Check Consumes Artifacts on the workflow step editor if this operation requires artifacts to be delivered prior to execution of the script. Check Produces Artifacts on the workflow step editor if this operation creates artifacts. The artifacts folder is available via the FD_ARTIFACTS_DIR variable.  

Endpoint Selection

This operation delegates endpoint selection to the workflow developer. The workflow editor will default the selection to "All", which selects all available endpoints associated to the environment instance. Selecting a specific resource will result in selection of endpoints associated to the environment instance which have that resource defined.

Endpoint Execution

This operation delegates endpoint execution to the workflow developer. The workflow editor will default to "Any", which will execute on any one of the selected endpoints, which will be randomly picked from selected endpoints or a specific endpoint where previous step may have executed. Changing this value to "All" to will result in execution on all selected endpoints.

Special Considerations


User defined outputs – an output must be defined in the workflow editor to be accessible. Within your script, an outputs map is available to add your outputs. Add an output value in outputs map and it will be returned to the workflow process. Any number of outputs can be defined, which makes this plugin very useful as it can be customized to perform actions that may not be supported out of box by FlexDeploy.

Example on how to set Output

File Status

The status of the File can be set in your script using the packageFunctions object. This object has several functions available to it, see the example below. If an exception occurs in your script, the status will be set to Failed. Statuses will only be set when deploying.

Setting Status
packageFunctions.setObjectResultStatusSuccess() // Status will be Success
packageFunctions.setObjectResultStatusFailed() // Status will be Failed
packageFunctions.setObjectResultStatusSkipped() // Status will be Skipped
packageFunctions.setObjectResultStatusNotAttempted() // Status will be Not Attempted
packageFunctions.setObjectResultStatusIgnore() // Status will be Unknown
The following macros are not currently supported in the footer:
  • style