GitHub Pull Requests - Multiple Projects In A Solution

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10 Mar, 2022 04:52 PM

Is there a way to make appveyor build based on the merge commit instead of the head commit for pull requests?
If I have two appveyor.yml files one for "Project A" and one for "Project B" I can setup the "only_commits: files:" to only start the build for the projects that are modified.
If I create a pull request on GitHub with Project A modifed it will run the build for Project A. If I add a commit with Project B modified to that PR it will build Project B but not show the status for Project A as a status check anymore. Is it possible to have the appveyor build check the merge commit instead of the head commit for these commit filters so that both A and B would be built for the last commit (since the PR modified both)?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 10 Mar, 2022 05:29 PM

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    You can set "Custom commit status context" on General tab of project settings to have project-specific build checks.

  2. 2 Posted by bterry18 on 10 Mar, 2022 06:00 PM

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    I have already setup the "Custom commit status context" for both builds so that the status checks show. The issue is that if I had project A, B, C in a single GitHub repository and the PR only modified A and B I would only like the build/tests for A and B to run not C. Currently the only way I can think to do that is to use:
     files: ProjectA/"
    and another for B
    but this seems to only work for the last commit of the PR. The only solution I think that is possible for me currently is to setup a single CI build that runs tests for all of the projects (A,B,C) and then add a build per project that deploys based on the commits so that only A and B would get deployed when the PR is squashed and merged into the main branch.

  3. 3 Posted by bterry18 on 10 Mar, 2022 06:59 PM

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    This issue from 2017 seems similar with what we are running into / trying to accomplish:

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