Set variable/metadata from bash/batch script possible ?


I know that Bamboo variables from a build plan can be accessed in bash but can i also set them ? I need to set a variable or metadata that would be saved with the build and can be retrieved with REST API afterwards if needed ? Is that possible if so how ?


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Only indirectly (and partially), i.e. there is no REST API for management of Bamboo variables - please watch/vote/comment on the following issues to raise awareness for this surprising limitation:

That being said, you can at least use the Script task to write the variables to a properties file, which can be injected via a subsequent Variables task afterwards:

@Steffen Opel [Utoolity] thanks but it does not solve my problem. I did find the Inject variables but when i don't have REST endpoint to get the variables then i can't solve my problem sad

@Mihai Marinescu - yeah, I understand and can feel your pain. Unfortunately I'm not in a position to do anything about this, which is why I referenced the related Atlassian issue.

Of course, depending on how important this is for your use case, you can always develop your own Bamboo add-on to implement a REST endpoint that exposes the desired variables (in case, I'd recommend to support variable namespaces and/or password masking so that you do not expose possibly sensitive information like passwords by default). 

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