You want to use a property whose value is extremely large in a Groovy job. When the property is expanded, you see the following error:
String too long. The given string is 85408 Unicode code units long, but only a maximum of 65535 is allowed.
This issue can occur if you expand properties using
$[/path/to/property]. The way to understand this is as follows:
Prior to the script being executed by the Groovy interpreter, it is parsed by the CD interpreter and the
$[myvar] notation is written as text into the Groovy script. Then the Groovy script simply has a string constant. There is a Groovy limitation where string constants cannot exceed 65535 characters.
Instead of expanding properties like:
You should instead use:
getProperty mechanism for retrieving the value is functionally equal to the
$[/path/to/property] method, but the method is a Groovy method being executed in the script by the Groovy interpreter and so it comes in escaped for Groovy.