Pull, push, compare and validate resources

Using serialization commands, you can pull, push, compare, and validate resources. You can then create and install a package.

Note

In some of the examples in this section, the --name parameter has a value that includes a wildcard. Assigning wildcards to a parameter lets you target data based on a pattern instead of a literal value. For example, using the name value of MyNamespace* affects all resources with a name that starts with MyNamespace.

Pull

To fetch resources from the connected Content Hub instance, use the pull command. The working directory is initialized automatically when pulling resources for the first time.

You can specify what type of resource to fetch by appending parameters to the command, as shown in the following examples:

RequestResponse
// [!code word:<NAME>] 
// [!code word:<NAME>] 
// [!code word:<ENTITY_ID>] 
// [!code word:<ENTITY_IDENTIFIER>] 
// [!code word:<ENTITY_NAME>] 
// [!code word:<ENTITY_DEFINITION_NAME>] 
// [!code word:<ENTITY_DEFINITION_NAME>] 
// [!code word:<NAME>] 
// [!code word:<ENTITY_DEFINITION_NAME>] 

# Pulling all option lists
ch-cli serialization pull option-list 

# Option lists 
ch-cli serialization pull option-list -?

# Pulling option list by its name
ch-cli serialization pull option-list -n <NAME> 

# Pulling all entity definitions
ch-cli serialization pull entity-definition

# Entities
ch-cli serialization pull entity -?

# Entity definitions 
ch-cli serialization pull entity-definition -?

# Pulling an option list by its name
ch-cli serialization pull entity-definition -n <NAME> 

# Pulling an entity by id
ch-cli serialization pull entity --id <ENTITY_ID> 

# Pulling an entity by identifier
ch-cli serialization pull entity --id <ENTITY_IDENTIFIER> 

# Pulling an entity by name and definition
ch-cli serialization pull entity --name <ENTITY_NAME> --definition <ENTITY_DEFINITION_NAME> 

# Pulling all entities for an entity definition
ch-cli serialization pull entity --definition <ENTITY_DEFINITION_NAME> 

# Pulling an entity and its related entities
ch-cli serialization pull entity --name <NAME> --definition <ENTITY_DEFINITION_NAME> --included-relations

Note

The id (for example, 34167) and the identifier (for example, asset.mae-mu-1421987) are separate system properties. Entity names are resolved based on the DisplayTemplate property of their respective entity definitions. If the DisplayTemplate property does not have a value, the entity identifier is used as the entity name. To resolve a name collision, append the entity identifier to its name.

Push

To push resources to the connected Content Hub instance, use the push command. You can specify what type of resource to push by appending parameters to the command, as shown in the following examples:

RequestResponse
// [!code word:<NAME>] 
// [!code word:<NAME>] 
// [!code word:<DEFINITION_NAME>] 

# Push a single option list by its name
ch-cli serialization push option-list --name <NAME> 

# Push all option lists
ch-cli serialization push option-list

# Push a single entity definition by its name
ch-cli serialization push entity-definition --name <NAME> 

# Push all entities of a certain definition
ch-cli serialization push entity --definition <DEFINITION_NAME> 

# Push all entities
ch-cli serialization push entity

Compare

Use the diff command to examine resources available locally and those present in the Content Hub instance, and then highlight any differences. By default, the output shows a high-level overview of whether an entity was updated ([U]), added ([A]) or deleted ([D]). To see detailed changes, you can append the --verbose flag to the command.

RequestResponse

[U] SampleArticle
 [U] fields
  [U] id: Title
   [U] required
     false - true
  [A] id: ReleaseDate

To compare resources, run one of the following commands:

RequestResponse
// [!code word:<NAME>] 
// [!code word:<ENTITY_DEFINITION_NAME>] 

# Compare all option lists
ch-cli serialization diff option-list

# Compare an option list by name
ch-cli serialization diff option-list --name <name> 

# Compare all entity definitions
ch-cli serialization diff entity-definition

# Compare an entity definition by name
ch-cli serialization diff entity-definition --name <name> 

# Compare all entities
ch-cli serialization diff entity

# Compare entities by name and definition
ch-cli serialization diff entity --name <NAME> --definition <ENTITY_DEFINITION_NAME> 

Validate

The CLI validates the YAML files to ensure, for example, that they use unique IDs, valid culture identifiers, and respect field length restrictions.

To validate resources locally, even while working on them, run one of the following commands:

RequestResponse

# Validates options lists
ch-cli serialization validate option-list

# Validates entity definitions
ch-cli serialization validate entity-definition

# Validates entities
ch-cli serialization validate entity

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