Triggering a PR run manually

I can see there has been a few discussions on the subject but I wondered why won’t you guys allow for inputs of commit and pull-request numbers and send results to GitHub?

Could you share some more information about what you’re looking to accomplish?

I would like to run the tests on a commit before creating a pull request for it.
Sometimes I’m not ready for a full PR but want to see how it runs on a server and in the circleCI environment which is quite different than the setting with which I run the tests on my own computer.
Thank you.

You could have a special tag (e.g. preflight) that is detected by your CircleCI configuration. For example:

git tag -a preflight -m "Kick off the tests before PR"
git push --follow-tags

This could run a special job prior to opening a PR.