How to use variables in a repository's file pattern field


As part of a build, I have configured bamboo to check out our source from a git repository.  The git repo contains a number of different services, all stored in different subdirectories (structure ./{service-name}).  For the sake of this question, lets use a service called 'my-service' as an example.  Currently the repository is configured to only include files in `^my-service/.*` (the 'File Pattern' in the advanced options of the repository configuration).  However, I'd like to move the 'my-service/' value to a plan variable called `SERVICE_SOURCE_PATH`.

I've tried using the value `^${bamboo.SERVICE_SOURCE_PATH}.*`.  However, this is not accepted as a valid regular expression.  The user at tried escaping the value, but it seems it was just taken literally.

Does anybody know whether it is possible to use a plan variable in the repository configuration's File Pattern field?  And if so, the correct syntax?


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This field doesn't support variables

Thanks for the fast response, Alexey.  Do you know if there are plans to add support for variables in this field?  I think it would be very useful.

I don't think we will implement it soon. You can watch and vote on

Thanks for that.  I'll add my vote smile

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