From the Commit Changes page, Copado allows you to perform a validation deployment before actually committing the changes into Git.
Let's take a look at the process in order to have this functionality working:
- Include in the commit message the following pattern: @validatecommit.
- This command will create the validation deployment without committing any changes into the repository.
- If the deployment is successful, the commit will be executed.
- The validation of a commit relays on a validation deployment in the destination org with the selected metadata components selected in the commit changes action.
Considerations When Using This Feature
- The validation is done in the destination org with the metadata retrieved from the source org.
- The components that are validated are those selected in the commit.
- The validation is made with the metadata, without it being processed or merged in any branch.
- When doing a validation commit, no promotions or deployments are created.
- If the validation fails:
- The commit will not continue. Nothing will be merged in the feature branch. If the feature branch doesn't exist, it won't be created.
- The validation errors will be displayed on a pop-up window on the commit page.
- A User Story Commit record will be created in the user story. The Snapshot Commit linked to that record will have the status Pending and a blank value in the Commit Id field since nothing has been committed.