version resource is used to store semantic version numbers.

You can create a version resource by adding it to shippable.resources.yml

  - name:           <string>
    type:           version
    seed:           <object>
  • name -- should be an easy to remember text string

  • type -- is set to version

  • seed -- is an object which contains specific properties that applies to this resource.

          versionName: "0.0.1"

    versionName is a string that represents a semantic version that is used as a starting point when used with a release job. You can also also use 0.0.0-alpha, 0.0.0-beta & 0.0.0-rc formats.

Used in Jobs

This resource is used as an IN for the following jobs:

Default Environment Variables

Whenever version is used as an IN or OUT for a job that can execute user defined scripts, a set of environment variables are configured by the platform that may be useful to set the context before user defined scripts execute as part of the job. These variables are available when this resource is used.

<NAME> is the the friendly name of the resource.

Environment variable Description
<NAME>_NAME The name of the resource.
<NAME>_ID The ID of the resource.
<NAME>_TYPE The type of the resource. In this case version.
<NAME>_OPERATION The operation of the resource; either IN or OUT.
<NAME>_PATH The directory containing files for the resource.
<NAME>_SEED_VERSIONNAME VersionName defined in the seed section.
<NAME>_SOURCENAME SourceName defined in the pointer.
<NAME>_VERSIONID The ID of the version of the resource being used.
<NAME>_VERSIONNAME versionName of the version of the resource being used.
<NAME>_VERSIONNUMBER The number of the version of the resource being used.

Shippable Utility Functions

To make it easy to use these environment variables, the platform provides a command line utility that can be used to work with these values.

How to use these utility functions is documented here.

Further Reading