When you run a pipeline from the GitLab UI, you pass parameters (variables) to the run:
These vars have precedence over the project/other vars, so it would be nice to have a chance to check what is the value of the particular variable - most likely show it in the pipeline’s info or/and pipline description:
It might be that I missed this feature in the docs, but I wasn’t lucky to find it.
Could you please confirm that is possible (or not) and make a hint how to achieve it?
AFAIK there is no visual widget to display CI/CD variables in a job pipeline view. It’s an interesting idea, I’ve searched the issue tracker and found this epic Expose variables in GitLab UI (&6262) · Epics · GitLab.org · GitLab linking this feature proposal: https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab/-/issues/22204 Suggest commenting with this forum topic URL and upvoting.
One way to display/debug variables at the moment is to add an
echo $VARIABLENAME into the
script section of your jobs, and inspect the job logs upon run in the
Jobs (4) tab below. Masked variables are not printed for security reasons.
Thank you, @dnsmichi, for sharing these details.
yep, echoing vars - is the way I’m dealing with this task now.