trigger build with variable from gitlab pipeline

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xeijin

23 Jun, 2019 12:34 PM

Hi,

my build uses a config file to drive the behaviour of my build script - occasionally I'd like to specify that it uses a different config file for a build.

I use GitLab and I see that it supports passing a variable when manually initiating a CI/CD build via pipeline:

https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/ci/variables/README.html#environment-var...

This looks perfect but I think AppVeyor uses the webhook integration whereas I imagine I would need to use the API to do this somehow? Is there a better way to achieve what I want?

I did think about simply including something in the commit message, but I often forget to do this, and I often don't make any changes to the files in the repo but still require it to build (as it downloads from external sources which may have been updated.

Repo:
https://gitlab.com/xeijin-dev/werk

AppVeyor Project:
https://ci.appveyor.com/project/xeijin/werk

Thanks.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Owen McDonnell on 24 Jun, 2019 09:12 PM

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    Do you mean that you want manual control over which yaml config file an individual build uses, or the ps1 build script that is invoked?

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