Why does maven ignore cucumber.options in pipelines?

Hi, I'm looking at using Pipelines to run our automated test suite. In Jenkins I invoke the maven build:

`clean test -Dcucumber.options="--tags @Feature"`

to run only the tests that cover the feature i'm working on at the time. However in Pipelines I try to do the same thing with the following bitbucket-pipelines.yml but the entire test suite gets run (which takes close to 2 hrs)


image: maven:3.3.9

- step:
- maven
script: # Modify the commands below to build your repository.
- bash configure-maven.sh
- mvn clean test -Dcucumber.options="--tags @Feature" -Dselenium.grid=true


Do you know why maven isn't getting passed the parameters I supply?

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Hi Pete,

Which pom.xml file is in the base of your repo? Since your pipelines will be executing in that directory (by default) it may be missing settings that you have defined in other pom.xml files.

Have you also tried running your build locally inside of a Docker container? https://confluence.atlassian.com/bitbucket/debug-your-pipelines-locally-with-docker-838273569.html



HI Phil,

Thanks for the response. I was experimenting with pipelines a while ago and never realy got going with it.

I only have one pom.xml in my project. I did get the test's running in a docker instance however I don't recall the outcome.

When I have time I'll come back to this and send you an update.

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