[p4perl] Help creating client workspace from template

Nathan_Tran at trendmicro.com Nathan_Tran at trendmicro.com
Thu Apr 26 09:21:02 PDT 2007

Hi Tony,

That worked perfectly. Thanks for the quick help.


-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Smith [mailto:tony at smee.org] 
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 7:46 AM
To: p4perl at perforce.com
Cc: Nathan Tran (RD-US)
Subject: Re: [p4perl] Help creating client workspace from template

Hi Nathan,

> I have the following code that uses an existing client workspace
> template to create a new client workspace. The client workspace seems
> get created by the options and view mappings from the template are not
> preserved in the new client workspace. Here's a snipet of the code:

I think the problem is that you're not saving the output of the 'p4 
client -o -t template client' command below:

> $p4->Run("client", "-o", "-t", $client_template, $client_name);

That command probably produces almost exactly what you want, but your
discards it and then tries to recreate its effects, unsuccessfully.

> Does anyone have some code sample to create a new client workspace
> on an existing template?


	my $spec = $p4->FetchClient( "-t", $template, $clientName );
	$spec->{ 'Root' } = $clientRoot;
	$p4->SaveClient( $spec );

Obviously the variables used will need to be initialised, but that
should do 
the trick.


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