Generate liquibase snapshots automatically

Hi ,

I am currently working on a task that involves creating a CI process for Liquibase snapshots, as detailed in this issue.

In the last platform call, @dkayiwa and @burke suggested trying this process locally, I wrote a script to automate the Liquibase snapshot build steps, which are normally performed manually (refer to steps to build Liquibase snapshots). I successfully automated most of the build steps, but the OpenMRS initialization step requires interaction with a browser. Do you have any suggestions on how to automate this initialise step?

Additionally, you can find the current state of my work here. I would appreciate it if you could review and provide suggestions for improvement.

@burke @dkayiwa @ibacher

You can set a system property named OPENMRS_INSTALLATION_SCRIPT to the script that you would like to automate the installation.

Thank you for the information. I’m not quite familiar with how to set a system property or where to find the script for the OPENMRS installation. Could you please provide more guidance or specific steps on how to set the OPENMRS_INSTALLATION_SCRIPT system property and where to locate the script for automating the installation?

Though called a script, it is actually a properties file of key value pairs where each installation wizard setup option has a key to let you supply a value that enables the initialisation filter to automatically run without user intervention. These are the properties:

And here is an example of such a file:

The value pointed to by the OPENMRS_INSTALLATION_SCRIPT system property can be an absolute file path and name, or a file in the classpath like

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Thanks for your clarifications. I have successfully automated the OpenMRS installation process. Now, I am looking for a way to identify when the installation process is completed so that I can terminate the OpenMRS server afterward.

Now, I use the following command to terminate the server after installation

    # Check the return value and act accordingly
    if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then
        echo "OPENMRS Initialization success"
        echo "OPENMRS Initialization unsuccessful"
    read -p "Press Enter to continue..."
    kill -9 $(lsof -t -i:8080)
    cd ..

The installation process is completed when the REST endpoint below returns HTTP status code 200


Here is the script that I wrote to generate Liquibase snapshots automatically.

Please review my work and let me know if there are any changes needed or if there are any issues to be addressed.

Did you get a chance to look at this? Pull Request Tips - Documentation - OpenMRS Wiki