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It is possible to override a variables inside a pipeline YAML anchor?

Following the official documentation for YAML anchors:, a question arises.

Since it is possible to make substitutions within a step, such as injecting a new name to the step. Is it possible to somehow inject a new value for a variable? Please see my example below to better explain my question.

-step: &my-step
name: 'I want to replace this and I can'
- export TO_BE_CHANGED='I want to replace this and I can not'

<<: *my-step
name: 'Injecting new name'
$TO_BE_CHANGED = 'Injecting new value'

Is there any way to modify the value of the variable TO_BE_CHANGED?


Thank you

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Justin Thomas
Atlassian Team
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May 12, 2021

@Fernando Arteaga We don't currently support overriding variables. Have you considered using deployment environments to override variables?

I am working on the CI side for now, and I am not looking for automating the deployments yet.

Although I think it could be a super nice feature to override more things inside the definitions. It really could help to reduce the size of the bitbucket-pipelines.yml file and improve the code's reusability.

Thank you for the answer

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is it still no option to overriding variables inside anchor?

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