Defining variables while creating a Release in RM

We have had a number of customers ask us how they can create / define variables while creating a Release, similar to how they can do this while queueing a Build.  So I thought I would write a quick blog that explains how this can be done.

For reference, below is the screenshot of how this can be achieved while queueing a build:

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In RM, let say that we have a Release Definition called MyReleaseDefinition, and we want to change the value of variable a1 to “foo2” for a particular release.

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This can be achieved by creating and editing a Draft Release using the steps below:

1. Create the release in Draft mode.

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2. Edit the variable that you want to change e.g. edit the value of a1 to “foo2”:

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You can also do a whole bunch of other operations on the release in Draft mode e.g. add other variables, change task parameters, etc.

3. Save the Draft release

4. Start the release

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Hope this helps!