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How to pass bitbucket-pipelines variables to windows runner pipeline


I am having an issue with setting up a build in a self hosted windows runner. This is what we have described in bitbucket-pypelines.yml

- step:
- self.hosted
- windows
name: Build
- $version = (Get-Date).ToString("MM-dd") + "." + $BITBUCKET_BUILD_NUMBER + "-demo-" + $BITBUCKET_BRANCH
- Write-Output $version

 The output for version is:


when we expect to get something like this:


 The default Bitbucket variables are not passed and thus are empty.

We have also tried writing the script like, but it also did not work:

- $version = (Get-Date).ToString("MM-dd") + "." + ${BITBUCKET_BUILD_NUMBER} + "-demo-" + ${BITBUCKET_BRANCH}

Is there a proper way on how to pass those pipelines variables, and if yes, how can I do that?

1 answer

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Hi @Julius Sirutis,

Windows Runners run directly on Powershell so you need to use different syntax for referencing variables.

I have tested the following and it seems to work ok:

- $version = (Get-Date).ToString("MM-dd") + "." + $env:BITBUCKET_BUILD_NUMBER + "-demo-" + $env:BITBUCKET_BRANCH

Could you give it a try and let me know if it works for you as well?

Kind regards,

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