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User defined global and plan variables are not replaced in maven task goal.

This article suggests that Bamboo global and build specific variables can be referred to in build scripts or maven.

While the example works, it appears that if I define my own bamboo variable either globally or at the plan level, they are not replaced.

I suspect that "built in" variables are substituted, but user defined global or plan variables are not.

If in my maven task, I set the goal to

clean test -Dvms.database.user=${vms.db.user} -Dvms.database.password=${bamboo.buildNumber}

Then I can clearly see that the built in bamboo.buildNumber is replaced, where as my global variable vms.db.user is not (as shown below).

clean test -Dvms.database.user=${vms.db.user} -Dvms.database.password=1 

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Jeremy Owen Atlassian Team Feb 28, 2018

Hey John,

You can certainly Bamboo plan and Global variables in-line in a Script task or in your Maven goal. It just needs the bamboo prefix.

If your plan / global variable is vms.db.user you can reference in a Script task with this syntax: ${bamboo.vms.db.user}

Hope this helps. :)


<facepalm> why didn't I think of that.

Thanks Jeremy. Rookie mistake.  It most certainly works.

Jeremy Owen Atlassian Team Mar 01, 2018

Awesome. Glad to hear it.

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