Can you start a pipeline by branch + tag?

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Configure bitbucket-pipelines.yml

We'd like to be able to start a pipeline by using a specific tag on a branch. Our setup has 6 environments, production, staging, int-a, dev-a, int-b and dev-b. We are using a custom git-flow workflow with master, develop, feature/*, defect/*, release/* and hotfix/* branches. We'd like to direct the same release/* branch to start two different pipelines, depending upon a git tag. By default, the release/* branch would trigger a build and deploy to int-a, but once we're happy with this at some point in the future, we could trigger a build and deploy for this release branch to int-b using the tag. So, always trigger the build and deploy to int-a, and only build and deploy to int-b when a specific tag or tag pattern is added to the branch.

I know we could just use two different branches, but extending for the tag would be grand.

If you have it, bonus, how do I do that then?

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This feature has meanwhile been implemented, though not yet documented - refer to the latest comments on the following issue for details:


Haven't tried this yet, but according to the link provided, this features is now available.

Thanks @Adrian Hristov, I've rephrased the answer accordingly.

From what I understand the answer is no, it is either tags or branches. I could not figure out a way to trigger a pipeline based on both.

I understand the same way but how can I make the difference between a tag on master branch and a tag on development branch? A workaround would be a prefix "prod_*" and "dev_*" but I doubt this is the most clever solution

We also really need to be able to trigger a pipeline for a particular branch tag

I could not find a way to do that. If a pipeline is triggered by a tag it will triggered by that tag regardless the branch. As a workaround, I am using tags that contain `rc` to refer to staging branch while tags with no `rc` refer to production branch. I do not like this workaround but I could not find another solution.

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