directory_checkin(search_key, context, dir, snapshot_type="directory", description="No description", file_type='main', is_current=True, level_key=None, metadata={}, mode="copy", is_revision=False, checkin_type="strict")

Check in a directory of files. This informs TACTIC to treat the entire directory as single entity without regard to the structure of the contents. TACTIC will not know about the individual files and the directory hierarchy within the base directory and it it left up to the and external program to intepret and understand this.

This is often used when logic on the exact file structure exists in some external source outside of TACTIC and it is deemed too complicated to map this into TACTIC’s snapshot definition.


search_key - a unique identifier key representing an sobject

dir - the directory that needs to be checked in


snapshot_type - type of snapshot this checkin will have

description - description related to this checkin

file_type - the type of file that will be associated with this group

is_current - makes this snapshot current

level_key - the search key of the level if used

metadata - add metadata to snapshot

mode - determines whether the files passed in should be copied, moved

or uploaded. By default, this is 'copy'

is_revision - flag to set this as a revision instead of a version

checkin_type - auto or strict which controls whether to auto create versionless


dictionary - snapshot