Viewing dependency build results

You can view dependency build results, such as downloads, build activity summaries, logs, properties, and build maps. A build result is available when the build request begins processing. When you open a build result while the build is in progress, you can view build progress from the Activities tab of the build results editor.


  1. In the Team Artifacts view, expand your project folder.
  2. Expand the Builds node and find your build in the list.
  3. Right-click your build, and then click Show Build Results.
    The Builds view opens.
  4. In the Builds view, right-click your build and click Open.
    The build results editor opens. The build identifier is listed in the Label column of the Builds view. Other columns contain more information about the build. You can change the column preferences to define which columns are displayed in the view.
    Note: If you are viewing a subset build, the subset column contains the subset name. The subset column is displayed by default. There is also a mandatory subset field that is hidden by default.
  5. Optional: If you right-click a dependency build in the builds view, and select Enterprise Extensions, you can select Create build subset or Add to build subset.
  6. To view a summary of build contributions; build statistics; general information, including a build report link that includes how many files you built; and associated work items, open the Overview tab. In the Associated Release field, you can also create a release to associate with your build.
  7. To view a detailed list of all build processes, build durations, and start times, open the Activities tab.
  8. For IBM i
operating systemTo view a list of sources that your build compiled and the total number of errors or warnings for each source, open the Compilation tab. To show a list of successful project builds or a list of projects that have build warnings, in the build results editor, click Show Successful Projects or Show Projects with Warnings.
    Note: The Compilation tab is available only if at least one source file was compiled during your build.
  9. To view a list of artifact downloads for your build, open the Downloads tab. You can add a file or link to the list. Save any changes.
  10. To view a list of logs for your build, open the Logs tab. To open a log or save a log to a file, click one of the buttons. You can also attach a file or link to the build result, edit the name and description of a log, or remove a log. Save any changes.
  11. To view the build report, open one of the following tabs:
    Overview tab
    Click the link for the Build Report under the Contribution Summary section.
    External Links tab
    Click the link to buildReport.xml.
    Build Report tab
    Displays the build report.
    The build report is displayed in an embedded editor on the BuildReport tab. If you want to see the XML source file of your build report, go to the Downloads tab in the build results editor. The build report that is associated with your build lists the files you built. The build report also provides links to the corresponding build maps and any other details about the build.
    Note: The build report does not list files that were not built or explain why those files were not built.
  12. To view the set of system definitions that your build used, on the External Links tab, open the buildComponents.xml file. The file opens in an embedded web browser.
    1. Click a system definition to open the system definition editor, where you can examine its attributes at the time of the build.
    2. Click the History tab to review the state of the system definition at any point in time.
      Knowing the state of the definitions and when they changed is useful for debugging and fixing dependency build problems.
  13. To view a list of build properties for your build, on the Downloads tab, open the file.

What to do next

In addition to being available from a build report, you can view build maps from the Project Explorer view. Right-click a buildable file, and then click Enterprise Extensions > View Build Map. The View Build Map wizard opens, and you can select a build definition.