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Bamboo Specs bamboo.yaml does not like include



version: 2
!include 'PlanName/spec.yml'

I have also tried moving 'spec.yml' to the same directory:

version: 2
!include 'spec.yml'


Both scenarios give me:

Bamboo YAML import failed: Invalid format of the YAML file: while scanning a simple key in 'reader', ... !include 'PlanName/spec.yml'
could not find expected ':' in 'reader' ... 'PlanName/spec.yml'

(The carats didn't format properly, but the first one is under the exclamation point of "!include 'PlanName/spec.yml'", and the second carat is underneath the end of ".../spec.yml'")


The documentation shows that what I am doing is the correct way to implement the '!include' statement in the 'bamboo.yaml' file:

Using your main YAML file to include every other plan

# bamboo.yaml
!include 'planA.yaml'
!include 'planB.yaml'

# planA.yaml
version: 2
# ...

# planB.yaml
version: 2
# ...


Why isn't this working?

2 answers

I'm having the same issue as well. 

I want to have a separate file that contains a shared task in it, then include that file in a number of other bamboo.yml files.

It feels to me like the yaml stuff is half-baked- there are a ton of little issues like tasks not being properly configurable and what not. 

I've come across this bug that might explain why the !include statement is not working:

Looks like if you have permissions defined in your sub-files, it will break.

We are having exactly the same issue as you, @BX.

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