Gotcha. What I was running into in the declarative pipeline instance was
that I was using the git plugin to checkout changes- I think I'm seeing now
that I was making more work for myself. I'll take a look at `checkout scm`,
which seems like it saves me time.

Thanks!
Jack

On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 3:47 PM, Mark Waite <mark.earl.wa...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> If you're using a scripted pipeline, and you're using Jenkins 2.60 or
> later, and you're using the latest releases of the pipeline plugins, then
> the return value of the checkout step is a map with many useful values from
> the checkout, including the branch name, the SHA1, and more.
>
> If you're using a declarative pipeline, you'll need to wait a little bit
> for that same information to be available to the job.  I understand that
> there is a concept of how to do it, but don't know if there is an
> implementation yet.
>
> There is always the alternative of calling the "sh" command to read the
> git repository and report the branch name to stdout, then assign that
> stdout value to a var.
>
> Mark Waite
>
> On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 1:42 PM Jack Brooks <jbro...@snapapp.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi Mark!
>>
>> Yeah, I'm not using a multibranch job in this case. Is that the idiomatic
>> Jenkins way to do things?
>>
>> Thanks!
>> Jack
>>
>> On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 3:37 PM, Mark Waite <mark.earl.wa...@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> BRANCH_NAME should have the value of the branch name in your pipeline
>>> context.
>>>
>>> See https://stackoverflow.com/questions/32789619/jenkins-
>>> multibranch-pipeline-what-is-the-branch-name-variable
>>>
>>> Mark Waite
>>>
>>> On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 1:27 PM <jbro...@snapapp.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi all,
>>>>
>>>> I have my GitHub web hook working on a Pipeline job, which is great! I
>>>> looked at the currentBuild object and my env variables, though, and I don't
>>>> appear not have access to the branch name, or ref string (e.g.
>>>> refs/heads/master). I know that the ref is sent as part of a payload (
>>>> https://developer.github.com/v3/activity/events/types/#pushevent), so
>>>> it seems reasonable to think that Jenkins would pass this data forward
>>>> somehow.
>>>>
>>>> I tried looking at http://javadoc.jenkins-ci.
>>>> org/hudson/scm/ChangeLogSet.Entry.html to see if
>>>> currentBuild.changeSets would give me anything, but I don't see it. Does
>>>> Jenkins not know how to talk about git refs? Does it just drop everything
>>>> on the floor except the commits?
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Jack
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