Updating Azure CI Pipeline Build Number

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Did you have requirement to update your Angular CI build number as your new Package.json version number and Branch name? Well this is a good practice to do in your Azure Build CI pipeline for JavaScript Front-end Project builds. Learn how to create and update Azure CI build Number in pattern like buildId-master or 1234-master or if it is feature branch then it becomes 1234-feature1.

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Create New Build Number

- script: |
    export newNumber=123-$(Build.SourceBranchName)
    echo "##vso[task.setvariable variable=NEWBUILDNUMBER;]$newNumber"
  displayName: 'Get New Build Number'

Display New Build Number

- script: |
    echo new build number $(NEWBUILDNUMBER)
  displayName: 'Display New Build Number'

Update build number with new Build Number

- script: |
    echo "##vso[build.updatebuildnumber]$NEWBUILDNUMBER"
  displayName: 'Update Build Number'

Display updated build number

- script: |
    echo "New Build Number is: $(Build.BuildNumber)"
  displayName: 'Display Updated Build Number'

Check Azure CI Pipeline

Complete azure-pipelines.yml file

trigger:
  - main

steps:
  - script: |
      export newNumber=123-$(Build.SourceBranchName)
      echo "===== creating new variable ====="
      echo "##vso[task.setvariable variable=NEWBUILDNUMBER;]$newNumber"
      echo "===== creating new variable ====="
    displayName: 'Get New Build Number'

  - script: |
      echo new build number $(NEWBUILDNUMBER)
    displayName: 'Display New Build Number'

  - script: |
      echo "===== updating buildnumber ====="
      echo "##vso[build.updatebuildnumber]$NEWBUILDNUMBER"
      echo "===== updating buildnumber ====="
    displayName: 'Update Build Number'

  - script: |
      echo "New Build Number is: $(Build.BuildNumber)"
    displayName: 'Display Updated Build Number'

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