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A bit more context to a build error


Level 1


just migrated an in production DTM property to Launch... about 15 Data Elements, and slightly less then 100 Rules... and my first build gives an error:


not very useful to find out what rule is wrong... is there any more context available? Or an indication which rule gives the error? Some build log?

Kind regards


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Employee Advisor

There are a few things you can do to narrow it down:

  • The cause of the issue is specific to 'return' being outside a function. If you know of any custom code that uses 'return', I'd suggest checking those first.
  • The issue is also going to be in custom code, so any rules that don't use custom code can be ruled out.


Level 4


the issue for me is not the error... already found and solved that one. Question is if it is possible to have more context during a build when it fails? Something like a build log or a trace?

A failing build is less an issue when you create and publish a single rule, since you know the rule you're working on. However, when we later on start configuring and deploying Launch remotely via the API's, multiple data elements and rules will be created for a build.

This is also what we now run into with the migration scripts... things that work in DTM, are now failing in build in Launch, since it is more strict on syntax. A trace log on where the build actually stops (in which data element / extension / rule) would be very helpful...


Employee Advisor

I totally agree - that would be super helpful.

Idea threads here in the community are specifically designed to take requests like that, and allow the community to vote on them. I'd recommend creating an idea thread around what you'd like build fail details to look like. Once the thread is created, post a link here so if anyone comes across this thread in the future, they can vote on the idea.

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