Are Filters Ignored on Manually Triggered Builds?

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Mike-E

26 Nov, 2019 10:15 AM

I am setting up a build that is meant to be triggered by an external process. I was able to get it working from the code in this article:
https://help.appveyor.com/discussions/questions/305-trigger-a-build

However, what I cannot seem to find is any documentation regarding the filtering of builds using this method.

Are commit/author/etc. filters ignored altogether when APPVEYOR_FORCED_BUILD = true?

I am wanting to verify my understanding and what I am seeing on my side.

FWIW I am using the following and they seem to be ignored when using the API directly:

```
branches:
  only:
  - /\d*\.\d*\.\d*/

only_commits:
  author: /Automation Agent/
```

If this is ignored altogether I would like to remove it from my definition.

Thank you for any context and insight you can provide!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 26 Nov, 2019 05:21 PM

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    Correct, filters are ignored when the build is kicked off from either UI or API.

  2. 2 Posted by Mike-E on 26 Nov, 2019 06:14 PM

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    Whew... sanity preserved. For now. xD

  3. Mike-E closed this discussion on 26 Nov, 2019 06:14 PM.

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