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SoluMake Command Line Tool
Soluling has a command-line version called SoluMake (
SoluMake.exe). It can be used to perform most of the operations of the GUI tool. SoluMake is ideal to be used in your build process through your build or pipeline tools. You can get detailed help with command-line parameters by typing.
Note! SoluMake is installed and enabled if you have a Soluling edition that supports it, such as Enterprise edition or Build automation edition.
Soluling saves all file paths in the project file as relative paths. This makes it possible to copy the project file, for example, to the build server. Just remember to uses the same relative paths for all files and directories in the build server.
If you have your build server or a self-hosted build agent, the easiest way to install SoluMake is to run the Soluling setup application and to choose to Install only files needed by build automation option.
If you use a DevOps pipeline and you don't have a self-hosted build agent follow the instruction in the following chapter.
If you use a DevOps pipeline (e.g Azure or AWS) that does not use your self-hosted build server as a build agent, you can still use SoluMake. Follow these instructions:
SoluMake.exein your repo or some other repo. Depending on your source types, you might need to include some DLLs from the Soluling directory. Now when
SoluMake.exeis a part of your repo, it will be available in the machine performing your build, and you can use it.
SoluMake.exeby running the following command:
SoluMake activate -firstname:<firstname> -lastmame:<lastname> -serial:<yourserialnumber>
If you use a self-hosted build agent, follow the instructions given earlier in Using SoluMake in a build server or a self-hosted build agent.
Typically you use the following command to perform an import or export command.
SoluMake export -lang:fi Sample_fi.xlsx Sample.ntp
The above command exports the Finnish part from Sample.ntp to an Excel file, Sample_fi.xlsx. If you have multiple languages, you might repeat the command.
SoluMake export -lang:fi Sample_fi.xlsx Sample.ntp SoluMake export -lang:de Sample_de.xlsx Sample.ntp SoluMake export -lang:ja Sample_ja.xlsx Sample.ntp
This exports Finnish, German, and Japanese Excel sheets. If your project is very large, it may take some time to load it into the memory. In that case, you can use response files. First, you create a text file with .rsp extension and add the language-specific options there. Our
Sample.rsp looks like this.
-lang:fi Sample_fi.xlsx -lang:de Sample_de.xlsx -lang:ja Sample_ja.xlsx
Then you call SoluMake's export only once.
SoluMake export Sample.rsp Sample.ntp
Now SoluMake loads Sample.ntp only once but performs the export command three times using the options specified on each line of the response file. This will improve the performance because the project loading is done only once. You can add options also to the command. For example.
SoluMake export -noheader Sample.rsp Sample.ntp
Place only the language-specific options into the response file.
Responce files work with