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aws-cloudformation-deploy CAPABILITIES error

Sam Ware June 14, 2023

I'm building a pipeline yaml in Visual Studio and it reports at error on this line of code in the "variables" section

CAPABILITIES: [ 'CAPABILITY_NAMED_IAM' ]

Error: Incorrect type. Expected "string".

The pipeline works but Visual Studio reporting it as an error.  I checked if there was any updates to any Atlassian Extensions but found none.

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Patrik S
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June 15, 2023

Hello @Sam Ware and thank you for reaching out to Community!

I suspect that Visual Studio might be trying to validate the YML code with the standard YML syntax, but since pipes are a bitbucket pipelines feature, it might be getting confused with the pipe's syntax.

In this case, in order to check your YML file for any syntax error I would suggest using Atlassian own Validator for bitbucket-pipelines.yml , as this will execute the same checks as when your build is triggered.

Thank you, @Sam Ware !

Patrik S

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