Status: Closed (View Workflow)
How is the input step intended to be used in a declarative pipeline using a separate block (
JENKINS-48379)? There are several issues with this.
- The result of the input can only be used in the current stage. Thus, it is not possible to skip multiple stages or use the input value in multiple stages.
- input and when cannot be combined in all cases. Currently, the result of input can be used in when to skip the stage (cool!). However, if the stage is skipped because of some other criteria, the input is still requested.
- input cannot be used inside the stage steps as a workaround because the agent would be blocked and it cannot be separated to two steps (approval without agent, handling with agent) because the input result is stage-local.
If I missed something and the issues can be solved, it would be nice to know and the documentation should be more clear about this. Currently, it seems impossible to create a declarative pipeline with a manual approval step before a deployment when the process also depends on other criteria (e.g. the branch in a multibranch pipeline).
JENKINS-50880 Create a new option for running when condition before stage input
- relates to
JENKINS-48379 Input/parameters for Stages
Perhaps add a 'when' configuration option to the 'input' directive?
This way we could skip the input for certain cases (like for Liam's prod stage) or even have a different input for each case by playing with the right 'when' conditions.
We're adding the ability to have when be evaluated before input runs over at
OK, just for the sake of people who look at this JIRA.
How do we get when first, input after ?
How do we get input first, when after ?
I have a similar issue to fnasser. I have 2 parallel stages, one for dev and one for prod and a when condition determines which stage to run based on the environment. I want to prompt for input in the prod stage only but as the input happens before the when I get prompted for input in regardless of the environment,