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Use git commit messages to control whether a bamboo project starts building

We are thinking of using a keyword in a git commit to specify that a commit should not trigger the bamboo build server. For example, we could make a commit saying NO-START that would not start the build server.

I know that you can see the last commit message using the command `git log -p -1` if you're in a directory with a git repository, which could be done from a task, but ideally we want to check before it ever gets to the build server.

Is there any way to do this with Bamboo in the cloud?

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Hello Jake,

You can configure plan dependency. Plan A will be triggered by repository modification and search for necessary string in git log. There will be Plan B without triggers which will be added as child plan for Plan A.

When Plan A is successful, it triggers Plan B

More details in documentation https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/BAMBOOCLOUD/Setting+up+plan+build+dependencies

Unfortunately you'd need to create such plan for every repository you're using.

Hi Jake. You mentioned "and search for necessary string in git log". This implies that I can add a repository-polling trigger, but only run the plan if there's a certain word/phrase in a recent Git commit message. I don't see this option in Bamboo, can you elaborate?

(Asked the same question here: https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Bamboo-questions/Trigger-build-if-Git-commit-message-contains-a-certain-word/qaq-p/458809#M14513)

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