My gitlab instance is running with the Community Edition 15.91.
I am configuring a Gitlab C/I that will trigger several child pipeline in other project.
Each one of the child project and pipeline needs two variables (foo and bar) and I want to trigger them in parrallel with a matrix job.
The number of child project and pipeline will change, and I want to keep the configuration simple; if a new project needs to be add I only want to add the two needed variables in a file and nothing else.
So, I imagined this configuration:
First the file where the variables will be stored:
# variables.yml matrix_variables: - foo: "single value for foo" bar: "single value for bar" - foo: "another single value for foo" bar: "antoher single value for bar"
Then, the .gitlab-ci.yml:
# .gitlab-ci.yml include: - local: variables.yml stages: - example example_job: stage: example script: - echo "foo is $foo" - echo "bar is $bar" parallel: matrix: - extends: matrix_variables
But when pushing and run on my gitlab project, I get the following error labbeled with “YAML invalid” and “error”:
jobs matrix variables config should implement a script: or a trigger: keyword
Okay np, so I tried to add a dummy script keyword to my variables.yml and even inside the matrix job in the .gitlab-ci.yml but still the same error.
I suspect that my gitlab version does not allow me to use matrix this way, (even though the error message is weird) what do you think ?
My question is: Is what I am trying to achieve (meaning use an external file filled with variables in a matrix job inside the .gitlab-ci.yml) even possible, if yes, how ?