[p4] Feature request: P4 job as revision range specifier

Shawn Hladky p4shawn at gmail.com
Tue Mar 25 17:09:43 PDT 2008

You can setup a daemon to automatically create sparse labels for your jobs
with a specific naming convention... like 'jl-job1234'.
Then you can sync on them with p4 sync @=jl-job1234 or report on them with
p4 files @=jl-job1234 or integrate them with p4 integ -b <branch> -s
@jl-job1234.  Be careful with the use of @ vs. @= as you'll get different
results with different commands.

You can find an example of this in the Public Depot here:

I actually haven't implemented this on our live server, but on a test server
this worked fine with around 30k jobs & 90k fixes.  The only problem was the
gui clients when you click on the labels tab... but that might be better now
that p4 labels has a -m flag.

On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 3:22 PM, Calman, Kevin <Kevin.Calman at acs-inc.com>

>    If this hasn't been request in the past, I would like to request the
> following feature from Perforce: allow use of a job in a revision range.
>    We use the P4DTI to synchronize P4 jobs to Bugzilla bugs, and then use
> those bugs as atomic units of work to drop code in to builds. It would be
> really useful to be able to sync a workspace to all the changelists in a
> particular bug (job) in a single operation.
>    Currently, we use a wrapper script to build a private label from the
> changelists in a job, and then sync that, but it is a drag.
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