How do I use the trigger section in a pipeline as code?

Modified on Wed, 21 Jun 2023 at 02:49 PM

To use the trigger section in a GitLab pipeline as code, you can define a downstream pipeline that gets triggered when a specific condition is met. The trigger section allows you to specify the project and the pipeline to trigger.

Here's an example of how you can use the trigger section:

    project: group/project
    branch: master
    strategy: depend

In the above example:

trigger_pipeline is the name of the job that triggers the downstream pipeline.

trigger is the keyword that indicates the start of the trigger section.

project specifies the project where the downstream pipeline should be triggered. Replace group/project with the actual project namespace and name.

branch specifies the branch of the project that should trigger the downstream pipeline. Replace master with the desired branch name.

strategy defines the pipeline strategy. The depend strategy ensures that the downstream pipeline only runs if the current pipeline succeeds. Other available strategies are run (run regardless of the current pipeline's result) and manual (trigger the downstream pipeline manually).

By using the trigger section, you can create complex pipelines with multiple stages and trigger downstream pipelines based on specific conditions or events.

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