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Can I edit the Bamboo build number?


I am evaluating options for encoding the sprint/iteration no. into the 4th digit of our software version scheme.

Is there a way in Bamboo's plan configuration where I set the offset for the Bamboo build number before the next build starts?

Many thanks in advance!



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Update: please see our knowledge base article for the updated workaround.

Also if you want to track the progress of our work on this suggestion watch/vote on BAM-10282.


I'm not sure if I understood your question correctly, but if you're asking if you can change the "next build number" for a plan or branch then it only possible by direct DB manipulation:

UPDATE build SET next_build_number = X WHERE full_key = <your-plan-key>

warning Please make sure you create full DB backup before executing any manual modifications.

Thank you for the immediate answer. The SQL statement will do exactly what I was looking for, but I hoped this would also be supported in the Web-GUI, which is - as you write - obviously not the case.

Is this still the best way to do this?


I see some suggestion on the Internet that the build number cannot be lowered but must always be raised.

Is that true?

Thanks for this information @Krystian Brazulewicz  ; Please note that  Bamboo schema has changed since this post.

I  use Atlassian Bamboo version 6.8.1 .

I am describing what I did to achieve same effect with new schema I so it may save time for others .

The table that maintain build numbers in  newer versions of Bamboo is called "BUILD_NUMBERS" 

To make a determination  of per plan next build number corresponding to title or from plan key I used this join 


And then to update BUILD_NUMBERS - I ran following query 

UPDATE BUILD_NUMBERS SET NEXT_BUILD_NUMBER = <desired build number> WHERE  BUILD_ID =<plan id  for your plan that you figured from above query >


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