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Subject AW: Implicitly call a target in imported file
Date Tue, 13 Nov 2007 07:27:30 GMT
The simplest thing would be not putting your validation rules in a target. Having them directly
under the <project> tag in common.xml would make them to top-level-tasks, which means
that they are executed when running the build (before any target and also when doing an "ant

Alternative: place an <antcall> on top level.


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>Von: sonaluphale [] 
>Gesendet: Dienstag, 13. November 2007 08:22
>Betreff: Implicitly call a target in imported file
>Hi everyone,
>Here is the scenario that we are trying to implement using ANT.
>1) We have multiple projects, each having individual build.xml
>2) The common targets are defined in common.xml in commons 
>folder at the
>same level of other projects.
>3) common.xml contains validateproperties target which will 
>validate certain
>4) Each build.xml will import common.xml.
>Now, I dont want each project's build.xml to explicitly make a call to
>validateprops target. Is there way that when I import a file, it will
>execute a desired target in it. (Like static block in java) 
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