Gitlab Integration

Bpipe supports simple integration with Gitlab, which enables you to create issues and add notes to them as part of your Bpipe pipeline.


Gitlab integration is accomplished through the existing framework for sending notifications. To configure it, you need to set up a notification channel of type 'gitlab' in your bpipe.config file for your pipeline. There are three important settings:

Note that all integration is done within the context of a particular project. If you want to communicate with more than one project, they should be configured as separate notification channels.

Here is an example configuration:

notifications {
    gitlab {

Usage in Pipeline Scripts

Interaction with Gitlab within pipeline scripts is accomplished using the send command, in the form:

send issue(... details...) to gitlab

The gitlab in the above expression is the name of the Gitlab notification channel, which is gitlab by default, but can be a custom name if you set it up that way in the notification configuration.

To create an issue you must at least specify the title. The other parameters are optional and include label, assignee and description. A full example is as follows:

    send issue(                                                                         
            title: 'Hello there from Bpipe',                            
            description: 'This issue was created by bpipe.\n\n- super awesome',         
            assignee: 'joe.bloggs',                                                  
            label: 'testlabel' 
            ) to gitlab

If you run this once, it will create the issue. If you run it again before closing the issue, it will add a note to the issue instead.