Add way to manually trigger build for branches.

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Jeremy Murray

05 Aug, 2014 12:02 AM

Currently the New Build button only builds the default branch. If it could have a drop-down or there were a separate page that allows on-demand builds of multiple branches, that would save me needing to change the default, start a build, and change the default back.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 05 Aug, 2014 08:26 AM

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    Great suggestion, thanks.

  2. 2 Posted by Wilhelm Berg on 29 Jul, 2015 07:52 AM

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    Any news on this, or did I miss it in the GUI?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 29 Jul, 2015 06:47 PM

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    Nope, it's not there yet. You should set "Default branch" to start a new build on it.

  4. 4 Posted by Wilhelm Berg on 06 Aug, 2015 01:06 PM

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    Ok, thanks.
    Unfortunately changing the default branch is not always an option.

  5. 5 Posted by no on 15 Mar, 2017 04:34 AM

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  6. 6 Posted by yoav on 02 Aug, 2017 12:05 PM

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  7. 7 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 02 Aug, 2017 05:33 PM

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    this maybe not as easy as UI option, but can help as temporary solution. Remove commitId from sample though.

  8. 8 Posted by Ricardo on 20 Nov, 2017 05:03 PM

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  9. 9 Posted by jstafford on 07 Feb, 2018 10:19 PM

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    Has this gotten any movement? I'm in a situation where for whatever reason, commits aren't being built at all (not sure why) and for troubleshooting purposes, it'd be nice to force the build for a specific branch

  10. 10 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 07 Feb, 2018 11:16 PM

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    jstafford, sorry it is still not implemented. To understand why commits do not trigger the build, please do the following:

    • check your source control (GitHub, BitBucket) webhooks for this repo.
    • find AppVeyor webhook and see if it was sent for specific commit.
    • If webhook was sent, check response from AppVeyor
    • If response was 204, send us Commit ID and exact time (in UTC or with time zone) when webhook was sent.
  11. 11 Posted by jstafford on 07 Feb, 2018 11:18 PM

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    It appears that it was just a delay of about a minute or so. It eventually triggered. Strange. The feature would still be much appreciated :)

  12. 12 Posted by Jan Pio on 14 Feb, 2018 03:14 PM

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    Yes please for the button. Would be very nice, right now I copy over the API request from the dev console network panel in Chrome as cURL to the command line and add the branch manually.

  13. 13 Posted by Nick Slowes on 26 Apr, 2018 02:23 PM

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    +1 This would be especially helpful for builds that publish NuGet packages

  14. 14 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 26 Apr, 2018 09:27 PM

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  15. Ilya Finkelshteyn closed this discussion on 25 Aug, 2018 02:28 AM.

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