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    Another Validator of OpenAPI spec repository Configuration And Directories.

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    NPM: https://www.npmjs.com/package/@azure/avocado


    Avocado validates folder structure and configuration.

    Avocado can be integrated into Azure pipeline to validate OpenAPI spec repository. For example, Avocado is used by Azure/azure-rest-api-specs now that will trigger automatically by azure DevOps pipeline when a new pull request is created.

    Avocado major functions are listed below:

    • For a given directory validate whether exists specification and filter readme.md under the specification folder.
    • Validate whether readme.md is autorest specific file which must contain see https://aka.ms/autorest
    • Validate whether swagger file is valid json file, and check all referenced json file (referenced json file marked in json object has the key name "$ref").
    • Validate whether the folder has any files without being referenced. swagger file must be referenced by readme.md or other swagger file.
    • Validate whether swagger file has a circular reference and report a warning. For more detail, see CIRCULAR REFERENCE
    • Validate whether each RP folder contains readme file for SDK generation.

    How to use


    npm install -g @azure/avocado


    • avocado -h show help message
    • avocado validate current directory
    • avocado -d <my-folder-path> validate <my-folder-path> directory
    • avocado -d <my-folder-path> --excludePaths 'common-types' validate folder and exclude errors from 'common-types'


    • Run all specs: Clone the repo azure/azure-rest-api-specs and run "avocado" in folder azure/azure-rest-api-specs.
    • Run single service specs: create a folder specification. and move your service specs folder in specification. run "avocado"

    How to solve errors


    Level: ERROR

    To solve json parse error, you need make sure the json format is valid.


    Level: ERROR

    Readme file references a non-existing json file. To solve the error you need to check whether the json file is existing.


    Level: ERROR

    Json file must be referenced by the readme input file section or other json files. Eg, example swagger file should be referenced by main swagger json and for SDK generation main swagger should be referenced by the readme input file section. To solve the error you need to place the non-referenced file to proper place.


    Level: ERROR

    Each resource provider folder must have a readme file which is required by downstream SDK generation. To solve the error, you need create a readme file contains SDK generation config.


    Level: ERROR

    Each readme in resource provider folder should follow autorest markdown format. To solve the error, you need check the readme block quote whether contains see https://aka.ms/autorest literally.


    Level: ERROR

    Swagger json file api version must consistent with its file path. Swagger can define swagger 2.0 basic-structure which contains api version. To solve the error, you need modify either your swagger file location or swagger file api version to make both of them consistent.


    Level: WARNING

    To solve circular reference, you should break the circular chain.

    Example: a.json -> b.json->c.json

    // a.json
    { "$ref": "b.json" }
    // b.json
    { "$ref": "c.json" }
    // c.json
    { "$ref": "a.json" }
    graph TD


    Level: WARNING

    The default tag should contain only one API version swagger.

    To solve this warning , you should copy the swaggers of old version into the current version folder.


    Level: WARNING

    The management plane swagger JSON file does not match its folder path. Make sure management plane swagger located in resource-manager folder

    To solve this warning, you should make sure manager plane swagger located in resource-manager folder.


    Level: ERROR

    The default tag does not contain all APIs in this RP. Please make sure the missing API swaggers are in the default tag.

    To fix this error. You should add the missing API swaggers to the default tag. If the missing API swaggers are deprecated, in this case this error could be ignored.


    Level: ERROR

    The default tag does not contains the latest API version. Please make sure the latest api version swaggers are in the default tag.

    To fix this error. You should add the latest API version swaggers to the default tag or change default tag to reference latest api version tag.


    This project welcomes contributions and suggestions. Most contributions require you to agree to a Contributor License Agreement (CLA) declaring that you have the right to, and actually do, grant us the rights to use your contribution. For details, visit https://cla.microsoft.com.

    When you submit a pull request, a CLA-bot will automatically determine whether you need to provide a CLA and decorate the PR appropriately (e.g., label, comment). Simply follow the instructions provided by the bot. You will only need to do this once across all repos using our CLA.

    This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact opencode@microsoft.com with any additional questions or comments.


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