Can a second pipeline deploy automatically cancel a previous one in progress?

We have multiple developers working concurrently and make use of a development server to review the state of our application. 

We push to the "dev" branch to trigger a pipeline to deploy all approved changes to this server. This deploy triggers a new build of the current state of the app.

When we are developing rapidly there may be several deploys triggered concurrently which bogs down the deployments with redundant building.

How can we have the latest/most recent deploy automatically cancel previous deployments in progress?

Thank you.

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Hello Brendan,

We'll be looking into ways to solve this problem natively in Pipelines later this year.

I suggest you following this ticket for updates: https://bitbucket.org/site/master/issues/12821/limit-concurrent-pipelines-so-deployment

In the meantime, if you need this functionality now, you can use the Bitbucket Pipelines REST API to construct a script that checks for other, more recent, running pipelines before deploying. 

Rest API documentation: https://developer.atlassian.com/bitbucket/api/2/reference/resource/repositories/%7Busername%7D/%7Brepo_slug%7D/pipelines

Thanks,

Phil

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