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Populating Version and Computer fields via Email

I think I already know the amswer to this, but I'd just like confirmation.

Is there a way to populate the Version or Customer fields from email? Basically I'd like our nightly builds to email reports for build or automatic test failures, and it would be nice to be able to do this, since the build scriipts could provide this info easily. It would be easy enough to have the developer the bug gets assigned to fill out these fields fromm the email, but that's trained monkey work and I'd like to avoid it if I can.

Or is there another way to do this (say via http)? This would be a big selling point with my boss, and help head off this "we can do that in Notes" crap that's starting to creep in.

Thanks.

Matt Navarre
Thursday, December 09, 2004

Seems pretty simple.  You'd definitely have to modify the source, but its ASP and easily broken down.  In dispatcho.asp when the email comes in and the bug is created, you would just parse the email for your fields and set the cbug.sVersion field or the cbug.sComputer field before the bug was committed.  About five lines of code...

Michael H. Pryor
Fog Creek Software
Friday, December 10, 2004

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