JDK capabilities with spaces in name as bamboo variable

If a plan needs to use a specific JDK in a script task, how can I specify it? What works is generic one "java17=${bamboo.capability.system.jdk.JDK}". Say we'd like to use 1.7.025. So far tried:

java17=${bamboo.capability.system.jdk.JDK 1.7.0_25}

java17=${bamboo.capability.system.jdk.JDK\ 1.7.0_25}

java17=${"bamboo.capability.system.jdk.JDK 1.7.0_25"}

None worked :(

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Eddie Webb Community Champion Sep 23, 2013

We recommend that you do not use capability labels with space characters, if you wish to use them as variables. A possible solution for space characters is to format them with '${}' symbols, however, this does not work in all cases.


JDKs apparently are autodiscovered and so labels are auto-created. I am hesitant to make changes to all of them (currently about 15 different JDKs in our bamboo). But I found this this works just fine:

java17="${bamboo.capability.system.jdk.JDK 1.7.0_25}"

Since this format is in line with your answer I am going to accept it.

I think it would be really nice if the JDK dropdown was available on script tasks. Since Gradle isn't supported out of the box, the only way to run a Gradle build it by using the script task, not having a JDK dropdown available just makes choosing your own JDK much more complex than it should be.

I am hitting the same issue, JDK 1.8, the capability key looks like this:


and I do not know how to get rid from the "+"

Oups, apparently I have to remove the "+" from


which yields

${bamboo.capability.system.jdk.JDK 1.8}

The corresponding environment variable also works (that is printed in the logs) for the sh scripts




Are these variables something I can use inline in the build plan task?  I tried to use java17="${bamboo.capability.system.jdk.JDK 1.7.0_25}" in the inline script, but it throws an invalid substitution error.

See my answer in the same thread: "

${bamboo.capability.system.jdk.JDK 1.8}" works for me, as well as the environment variable "$bamboo_capability_system_jdk_JDK_1_8"

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