Error logging in Octopus

Issue

When you have scripted steps in Octopus, you can usually use Write-Error to sent out an error message and stop the deployment. But it looks a bit ugly and you still have to dive in to the logs to find the real error message.

It is best to use the built n Octopus function Fail-Step <string>

If you use this in your script, if it is triggered it makes your logs look much more readable.

Usage

in your script have something like:


if ($errorOccured)
{
    Fail-Step "There was error with the processing and the details are.... "
}
else
{
    Write-Host "All validation passed. Continuing the deployment.
}

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