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Can't set up initial yml file for pipeline

I have set up a repository, and I want to add a pipeline to it, but when I go to configure the .yml file, it jumps right to  a screen saying

Hooray! You've successfully set up Pipelines.

When your pipeline starts up you'll see the details here.


Without letting me configure a file, and no pipeline is actually created. Has anyone seen this before?

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Hi @John Potter and welcome to the community.

This is a bug and it occurs when Pipelines is enabled from the Repository settings, then the templates are no longer accessible:

You should be able to create a bitbucket-pipelines.yml file, either locally and then commit and push it, or in Bitbucket UI. You can check this doc for more info on how to configure it:

If you'd like to access the templates, you can create another test repo (which you can delete later). Then, without enabling Pipelines from Repository settings, select the Pipelines option from the left hand menu in this new repo.

Screenshot 2021-02-24 at 18.03.57.png

You should then be able to view the templates, and you can copy-paste the template you like in the repo you already have.

Kind regards,


Thanks that worked great.

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