Accessing the branch name on custom bitbucket pipelines

Hi,

we use the branch name as base for our docker tags. Unfortunately the custom pipelines get checked out as 'detached HEAD' and thus branch is always set to 'HEAD'.

Nown there is a environment variable which i wanted to use but this is not available for custom pipelines but only for branch pipelines. See this help article.

Question: How can i get my source branch name for my build script?

Regards,

Sebastian

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Joshua Tjhin Atlassian Team Jun 14, 2017

Hi Sebastian, if you trigger a manual pipeline for a commit, Pipelines can't tell which branch to run it with (a commit exist on multiple branches)

However, if you trigger the custom pipeline from the branches page, you will get the $BITBUCKET_BRANCH variable

See the screenshot for https://bitbucket.org/site/master/issues/14002/running-custom-pipeline-for-a-branch-does

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