Waiting for jobs in detached pipeline

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I am wondering if it is possible to get artifacts in a detached pipeline?
What I am trying to do is setup a pipeline with the following steps.

  • Test
  • Analyze

Analyze should only happen when a merge request is opened as it posts the analysis in the merge request. It requires an artifact from the test stage. Since Analyze only happens on merge_requests it runs in a detached pipeline and it
A. Does not have access to artifacts from Test
B. Does not wait for Test to finish

Is there a way to have a stage run only when a merge_request opens but it not be in a detached state? Or is there a way that if it is in a detached state can it wait for the previous stage to finish and get the artifact from that.

This is a self managed gitlab instance running the free community edition.

Here is how my gitlab ci is currently.

stages:
  - test
  - analyze

rspec:
  script: "bundle exec rspec --fail-fast"
  stage: test
  artifacts:
     paths:
      - artifacts
    expire_in: 1 week

sonar:
  image:
    name: sonarsource/sonar-scanner-cli:latest
    entrypoint: [""]
  stage: build
  only:
    - merge_request
  dependencies:
    - rspec
  script:
    - sonar-scanner -Dsonar.qualitygate.wait=true
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@timothyjosefik have you found a solution to this?

I am having the same situation. Detached pipeline… I can see my artifacts get uploaded but during the artifacts download phase nothing arrives to the dependant job.

Under https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/ci/caching/ I found that

:’(

Also worth pointing out (see https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/ci/merge_request_pipelines/):

Note : If you use this feature with merge when pipeline succeeds, pipelines for merge requests take precedence over the other regular pipelines.

Which makes it impossibile to, e.g. let the detached pipeline run and then retrieve artifacts or what not from it in jobs in the “normal” pipeline.