custom.p4.revision.number bad substituion?

I can't find anything for this variable "${bamboo.custom.p4.revision.number}. On the documentation it mentions that it's a "plugin" type of variable, but what plugin? I can't find anything regarding how to gain access to this variable. I might just be blind. Thanks in advance!


The original question was answered, but it's not the problem I am having. I can not access the custom.p4.revision.number variable. I get a "bad substitution" error

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It's provided by VCS Version Reader Plugin, which is bundled with Bamboo. You should be able to access it without any additional work if your plan uses Perforce VCS.

I have verified that we do that plugin, and it is enabled. However I can not access the variable. I keep getting a bad substituion error. Other variables work just fine.

going to bump this post up, still looking for an answer. Thanks!

We opened up a formal support ticket on this issue. There have been a few back and forth responses so far with no resolution yet... Once we figure out what the problem is I will respond with an answer.

Is it possible that the Job using that variable has no Source Code Checkout task?

Wow... Piotr you are correct. I had the variable being used in a job that was concurrent with a job that was doing the perforce pull under the same stage... as soon as I tied them to the same job with different tasks.. it substitutes correctly. Makes total sense as to why it didn't work now. I may be the only one that had ever had an issue with this, but maybe if others have the same problem a bit more clarification could be added to the documentation, unless I am the only person who would have made this mistake...

Been fighting this problem all week. I appreciate it! Thanks again.

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