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Default Pull Request Description - include list of commits

Hi all,

I want to use the default PR description to prompt our devs into adding certain information, but the list of commit messages is useful and I don't want to lose that. Is it possible to get both? So I can put my default description with prompts at the top, and then at the bottom retain the list of commit messages that a blank default description generates?

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Bump! This is a long requested feature. Can anyone from bitbucket answer this? Thanks

I would also love to see this. A default template is necessary in a growing team but I really don't like the idea to lose the handy Changelog provided automatically via the commit messages. Maybe it would possible to let us just write something like {{ commit-log }} and on this place the standard list will be included.

Best case would be a simple template engine where I can choose where the list of commits are included but I would be content if there was a checkbox to tell bitbucket to just append the commit list at the end of the description.

In addition it would be nice if the list would update when new commits are pushed to a PR.

Hello Atlassian? Anyone home?

Although we can view the commit messages in the commits section, it would be great if we can have it in the description part along with the default description

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+1.  It really shouldn't be too hard to add a feature where the user could type  something like @commitlog into the template and it'll expand to the commit messages.  While you're at it, something like @commitlogfirstlines would be cool too, where it just inserts first lines.

(That doesn't work, if anyone is reading. It was just a suggestion how it could look.)

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Apr 13, 2023 • edited

As we can see Atlassian totally doesn't care about "community"... (creating a "community" space is not enough to build a community, you know that, right?)

Bitbucket is not Number One for a reason...


@ ATLASSIAN @ - How many more years do we have to wait until you will at least bother to answer this request from the "community"?

Is it really so hard for a big IT company to add an option to include commit history within Template with some `{{commitHistory}}` ???

Or, if it's too hard for you, maybe you can at least provide this list below the template (We can copy/paste it where we want, not a problem) - it should not be too hard? A checkbox `[ ] add commits history` or a third option "Template with commits history on the end". It can't be so hard...

It's really frustrating to wait for this feature for so many years...

In order for customizing the Pull request description template to be useful there need to be ways to include the list of commits that is included default in the template you construct. If you define your own template today you loose that feature which isn't great. It would be great if you could have an extend-option so you can use default but extend the default template with additional content.


Either this or format the commit list like this was formatted

Same issue, any ideas are welcome.


I want to have both a custom default PR description and the commit list too!

I am facing the same issue, it would be helpful if we get a revert on this! Thanks in advance

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