YAML

How do I use VSTS variables in YAML CI Build definitions?

  • Posted on: 21 November 2017
  • By: Ed Elliott

Hey, VSTS YAML builds are my new favorite thing, by like a million miles.

If you have a yaml build definition ( .vsts-ci.yml ) and you want to use one of the build variables then it isn't totally clear how to include them in a definition (it hasn't been out long so I expect more docs to come soon), while we wait for the docs if you want to use one of the variables from https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/vsts/build-release/concepts/definitions... use this format:


$(Build.SourcesDirectory)

Simple! On the page https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/vsts/build-release/concepts/definitions... each variable has two definitions, use the top one so Build.Thing rather than the upper case single word like BUILD_THING.

ok?

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