DynamicAxis Plugin

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Plugin ID dynamic-axis Changes In Latest Release
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1.0.3 (archives)
Dec 07, 2014
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Kevin Kane (id: kckane)
Usage Installations 2014-Nov 469
2014-Dec 488
2015-Jan 519
2015-Feb 582
2015-Mar 634
2015-Apr 636
2015-May 676
2015-Jun 697
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This plugin allows you to define a matrix build axis that is dynamically populated from an environment variable:


Environment variables can be contributed to a build from a number of places, including:

  • Build parameters
  • Build node configuration
  • Jenkins configuration
  • System environment

When specifying a variable for an axis only the last category of variables can be validated. This is because Jenkins contributes the other types of variables only at actual build time, thus they are not available at configuration time.

Configuring an axis is otherwise the same as for the User-defined axis option: specify an axis name to be used in your build along with the name of the environment variable to dynamically retrieve the axis values from. The rules for the value of this variable are the same: one or more values separated by a space.


Some portable environment variable names include:

  • AXES

The following are all valid values for the contents of the environment variable selected for an axis:

  • dev tst sit
  • jdk6 jdk7
  • deploy_srv1 deploy_srv2 deploy_srv3


Many thanks to Emanuele Zattin for leading the way with the Groovy Axis plugin. And of course to Koshuke, for continuing to expand and improve this excellent platform.

Change Log

Version 1.0.3 (7 December 2014)

  • Properly tokenize axis values when the input variable contains quotes (JENKINS-25660)
  • Prevent ConcurrentModificationException on massive matrix runs (JENKINS-22652)

Version 1.0.2 (29 October 2012)

  • Added fix for synchronization issues, contributed by Nathan Grunzweig

Version 1.0.1 (13 November 2012)

  • Initial release


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