Work has begin on providing a tool to evaluate variables before deployment
At the moment we don’t have further plans to apply config transforms before a release but this should help solve the bigger question of “what will my all my variable values actually be at run time”Anthony Geoghegan commented
This should allow users to view the results of the "variables within variables" feature for the various prospective deployment options available. A simple dialog just like the variable scoping dialog could be used to vary the parameters to adjust what the resolved variable values would be.
86 votesAnthony Geoghegan commented
Rather than for new environments, I consider this a potentially easy way to apply temporary alternative environment settings that allow for rapid switching back and forth. It might be great for disaster recovery say.