GitHub deployment: multi-line values for "Release description"

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08 Jan, 2023 01:52 PM

Hi AppVeyor Team,

Can you please advise how I can supply multi-line "Release description" value for GitHub Deployment?

Please see how "Release description" field look at GitHub - attached.

Thank you,

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 08 Jan, 2023 06:34 PM

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    You can use \n (\\n) in description setting which is replaced with a new line symbol on deploy.

  2. 2 Posted by alexander.vitis... on 08 Jan, 2023 07:57 PM

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    Thanks! + I'm also trying to use <br> as GitHub is supposed to support HTML markup partially

    One simple thing I failed to do by now is to set "Release description" field using $(my_variable). Perhaps I should be using {my_variable} or {{my_variable}} notation?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 08 Jan, 2023 09:38 PM

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    $(variable) notation should work, see example:

  4. 4 Posted by alexander.vitis... on 08 Jan, 2023 11:19 PM

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    Maybe I should set variables in PowerShell differently, and change “$myvariable=xyz” to “$env:myvariable=xyz”?

    Then use “$(myvariable)” for GitHub deployment without env prefix?

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 09 Jan, 2023 12:22 AM

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    Absolutely, $env:myvariable="xyz" is the correct way of setting env vars.

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