Selective builds

The Selective Builds setting provides change detection for your builds. Enabling it allows you to only trigger a build of an app if certain files or folders have been modified.

You may want to use this setting if:

Selective Builds with non-Github projects

The current version of our Selective Builds feature only works with GitHub projects. If your repository is hosted by another Git hosting service, the option will not be available.

The appropriate Service credential user must be set on your app’s Team page. This user must have an admin right for the GitHub repository of the project. Read more about setting up the Service credential user.

Setting up Selective builds

  1. Click on your app on your Dashboard.
  2. Click Settings in the top navigation bar.
  3. Find the ENABLE SELECTIVE BUILDS option and toggle the switch on the right.

    Selective builds

  4. Add filenames and file paths in the ADD FILENAME/PATH window. You can add multiple files or file paths here. A build will be triggered only if these files are changed.

Patterns in the file name or file path

You do not need to set an exact file name or file path for the Selective builds feature: you can set patterns. Using regular expressions is not supported but the pattern may contain certain metacharacters: