Can i reset circle build number?


#1

i want to reset the circle build number every time i make a release.
i can use mod $((CIRCLE_BUILD_NUM % 1000)) to limit it to my count, but i want it to be consistent from release to release (it’s not used for release just for dev builds, release has his own count).

BTW i believe if i close my project and reopen the build count will zero out, but i don’t really want to close and open projects on weekly basis…


Is it possible to change the build number?
#2

Why exactly would you like to reset the build number? Are you using it as an identifier for your build? Sorry, did not get your point from the $((CIRCLE_BUILD_NUM % 1000)) part.


#3

found a temp solution using cache, but the point is we have a release cycle every week (one week sprint) and the request was to have the version name of the file and app appended with a running number each sprint, it’s for development only so we can keep track of versions inside the sprint, they are meaningless once the sprint ends.
a counter that runs on all builds and keep on running can be used but it will get too big too fast. i would rather have the number reset after 1-2 sprints max.


#4

I am afraid this is not possible right now. The only thing I can suggest is to either use an external service to generate the version numbers, or to use build URLs as version identifiers.


#5

or to add to the cache a cache directory of my own, with ever increasing number, when i identifies version change in the code (after release the version in the manifest changes, and it’s cached too) i reset the count back to 0.
it’s an ugly hack in my eyes but works.


#6

Yes, that’s an option as well, but please mind that if you have to run a rebuild without cache for technical reasons at some point, you might lose the build count.


#7