How to group formulas

In this section, you will understand how to group formulas on Ritchie.

What is an aggregation?

On Ritchie, it is possible to run formulas inside formulas. This process is what we call Formula aggregation.

This functionality allows you, for example, to make operations in which you need to run consecutive formulas.

Check out on the following topics how works this aggregation.

How to group?

1. Premisse

To group formulas, it is necessary to use Standard Inputs. On the following page, we have a detailed explanation to how this works:

2. Execution

When implementing a formula, the file where the operation is coded needs to execute a command line associated to a formula.‌

The grouped formula command line needs to be executed using Standard Inputs, which means informing the inputs parameters directly on the code.‌

3. Example

The rit publish repo formula has been implemented using formula aggregation, that you can find its formula implementation.

On the example below, you'll find below how this aggregation works on the code part, using Input flags.

This formula has been implemented using Shelland the reasoning would be the same for any other programming language.

runFormula() {
if [ "Github" == $PROVIDER ]
then
echo "🐙 Github provider selected"
rit github publish repo --privacy=$PRIVACY --project_name=$PROJECT_NAME --workspace_path=$WORKSPACE_PATH --version=$VERSION
elif [ "Gitlab" == $PROVIDER ]
then
echo "🦊 Gitlab provider selected"
rit gitlab publish repo --privacy=$PRIVACY --project_name=$PROJECT_NAME --workspace_path=$WORKSPACE_PATH --version=$VERSION
else
echo "🤖 Unexpected Provider informed. Check it please and try again."
fi
}

Here, according to the input informed by the user, two different formulas can be executed:‌

  • rit github publish repo

  • rit gitlab publish repo

To do so, the grouped formulas inputs parameters are informed dynamically according to the inputs parameters of the main formula (rit publish repo).

Depending on the operation, the input flags used for the command could be generated according to other operations performed through the formula execution before executing the grouped formula command line.‌

Next steps

You saw in this section how to use formula aggregation. If you want to keep reading about Ritchie's commands:‌

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