Configuration files

Using CDS Workflow Configuration Files, checked into source control, provides several benefits:

This usage of CDS Workflow Configuration Files is particulary suitable for single repository CI/CD workflows.

CDS Workflow Configuration Files relies on several text files with YAML syntax in a .cds directory at the root of your repository. Several files may be used to describe each component, such as applications, environments and pipelines in your CDS workflow.

Basic example

This basic example represents a simple Java application which will be built and deployed from CDS.

➜  cdsdemo git:(master) ls -la
total 8
drwxr-xr-x   6 fsamin  staff  192 Mar 27 11:01 .
drwxr-xr-x   3 fsamin  staff   96 Mar 27 11:01 ..
drwxr-xr-x   6 fsamin  staff  192 Mar 27 11:01 .cds
drwxr-xr-x  12 fsamin  staff  384 Mar 27 11:07 .git
-rw-r--r--   1 fsamin  staff   23 Mar 27 11:01 .gitignore
drwxr-xr-x   4 fsamin  staff  128 Mar 27 11:01 api

At the root of the repository a .cds directory contains all the CDS Configuration Files.

➜  cdsdemo git:(master) cd .cds
➜  .cds git:(master) ls -la
total 32
drwxr-xr-x  6 fsamin  staff  192 Mar 27 11:01 .
drwxr-xr-x  6 fsamin  staff  192 Mar 27 11:01 ..
-rw-r--r--  1 fsamin  staff  201 Mar 27 11:01 build.pip.yml
-rw-r--r--  1 fsamin  staff  104 Mar 27 11:01 deploy.pip.yml
-rw-r--r--  1 fsamin  staff   28 Mar 27 11:01
-rw-r--r--  1 fsamin  staff  178 Mar 27 11:01 democds.yml

Here we have 4 yaml files, two pipelines: build.pip.yml and deploy.pip.yml, one application and the overall workflow description file democds.yml.

Workflow syntax

First of all, here is the workflow file:

name: democds
    pipeline: build-jar
    application: demo
    - build
    pipeline: deploy-jar
    application: demo

This is the representation of the whole workflow, starting from build then deploy. As shown, the workflow file contains the description of pipelines orchestration only.

Read more about CDS workflow syntax

Pipeline syntax

The pipelines files represents the most important part of your workflow. The pipeline file represents the jobs triggered within parallel stages.

Read more about CDS pipeline syntax

Application syntax

The application file describe the application and the way to checkout it. It can also set number of variables.

Read more about CDS application syntax

Environment syntax

You can attach an environment to a pipeline in a workflow. An environemnt is basically a set of variables.

Read more about CDS environment syntax