Create
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in

It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

Access branch display name as a Bamboo variable?

In git we name our feature branches "feature/whatever". When displaying branch names, Bamboo turns this into "feature-whatever". I'd like to be able to pass this "display name" into the build to use as part of a version stamp (Maven chokes when you try to pass it a slash since it wants to use the version as part of the path).

I can think of several ways to avoid the problem altogether, but I first wanted to check whether there was simply a variable I was missing that would give me the value I'm looking for.

3 answers

1 accepted

4 votes
Answer accepted

${bamboo.shortPlanName} seems to be what I was looking for, although I don't see it listed in the documentation (https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/BAMBOO/Bamboo+variables).

I'm a little disappointed this is an accepted answer. It isn't answering the actual question of "How to get the display name" as a variable.

for whatever weird reason, bamboo.shortPlanName does seem to give the branch name with the "/" replaced by "-" . . . 

${planRepository.branchName} gave the actual repository branch name, while ${bamboo.shortPlanName} yields the plan branch name that's displayed on the left-hand side under the branches section.

bamboo-planbranch.JPG

Like wat58794 likes this

now it's broken :(

Seems like none of these are correct and now the real variable is broken in 7.2.4.

If I have a branch that is something like Jody/mybranch that is part of a project called project1 with plan plan1 then I get these results

  • bamboo.planRepository.branchDisplayName = Jody/mybranch
  • bamboo.planRepository.1.branchName = Jody/mybranch
  • bamboo.planName = project1 - plan1 - Jody-mybranch
  • bamboo.shortPlanName = plan1

Now I can obviously see in the Bamboo UI that the display name in the list of branches is Jody-mybranch, and that is what it also shows in the bamboo.planName. But I cannot get that as the branchDisplayName.

And as mentioned in the original request, there are tooling that do not like the "/" in names if you use them for things like docker tags. Using the display name from Bamboo is an easy fix since it already changes the "/" to "-". But now it doesn't work.

Not sure how ${bamboo.shortPlanName} gives you the branch name, that's the name of the project or build plan. But I guess if it gets what you wanted.

We obtain the branch name from ${planRepository.branchName} or ${planRepository.branch}.

Both of those variables give the "real" branch name containing the slash (feature/whatever, not feature-whatever as displayed by Bamboo). I'm by no means suggesting that behavior is wrong, it's just not what I want in this case.

I got branch name with ${bamboo.planRepository.branchName}, not ${planRepository.branch}

Understood.

Just a note, the slash "/" can be set to a dash "-" in the branch. That's configured from Stash (Branching model under repository Settings).

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
TAGS
Community showcase
Published in Bamboo

Bamboo Data Center - Early Access Program 2

We’re preparing for Bamboo 8.0, which will be our first Data Center release. To make sure our app vendors and customers with written in-house apps are prepared, we’re launching Bamboo 8.0 Early Acces...

139 views 1 7
Read article

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you