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Determine which Repo triggered a build


I have a build plan that has multiple Git Repos.  I also have a polling trigger setup that checks all of them.  if any of them have new commits, the build triggers.  this works great.

what i need,  is a way to determine from environment and/or bamboo variables, which repo triggered the build. currently bamboo gives me every repo's info in the form of "bamboo_planRepository_#_key=value"

This information is available on the build summary page in the commit section as seen below


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Hi @Ari_Mahpour

You could get this information by comparing revisions of each source repository. You will need to check the following Bamboo variables:

  • bamboo_planRepository_#_revision
  • bamboo_planRepository_#_previousRevision

Considering this could be a pain for you I spent some time to build a bash shell script to do this. It is just an example of how this could be done. Please be careful with a loop like this since it can hold your build in running state forever.

echo ===========================================================
while true
   if [ -z "${!repoRevision}" ]; then
      if [ ${!repoRevision} != ${!prevRepoRevision} ]
        echo 'The repository '${!repoName}' ('${!repoBranch}') was updated'
        echo 'Revision: '${!repoRevision}
        echo 'Previous revision: '${!prevRepoRevision}
      i=$(( $i + 1 ))
echo ===========================================================

⚠️It will not work for Windows. In case you run windows agents you will need to design a similar script for using a windows shell of your preference.

The output should be something like:

19-Jun-2019 18:24:24 ===========================================================
19-Jun-2019 18:24:24 The repository javahello (master) was updated
19-Jun-2019 18:24:24 Revision: c3df16947412c1ca69f9e58998d8dd645221f8f5
19-Jun-2019 18:24:24 Previous revision: 55db9a76e132b853c2309aa2cf6c1963e53f06f4
19-Jun-2019 18:24:24 ===========================================================

 I hope that helps you to achieve what you want.

This is awesome.  Never noticed that the previous and current rev vars could be the same.  Thanks!

You are welcome @josh bouganim
I'm glad to be helpful.
Have a good one!

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