The Load Statement

load < file name >

Behavior

Imports the pipeline stages, variables and functions in the specified file into your pipeline script.

Since 0.9.8.7, the load statement can be used at either the top level (importing whole files into global scope) or within a pipeline stage. When inside a pipeline stage, the load statement imports the variables and pipeline stages inside the file into the branch scope of the current branch. This can allow a particular branch of your pipeline to override pipeline stages and variables within that branch to have different values and behavior.

Examples

1. Include a file "dependencies.groovy" explicitly into your pipeline


load "dependencies.groovy"

run {
  hello + world // hello and world are defined in dependencies.groovy
}

2. Refer to a Variable Defined in an External File

config.groovy:


INCLUDE_REALIGNMENT=true

main pipeline script:


load "config.groovy"

// Use realignment if the INCLUDE_REALIGNMENT was defined
if(INCLUDE_REALIGNMENT)
  alignment = segment { align + realign }
else
  alignment = align

run {
  alignment
}