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Santhosh Thomas
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Gitlab CI/CD for multiple environment

The problem arises when you want to use variables in different situations. A excellent example would be if you wanted to include the URLs of your production, staging, and development databases in the same task but didn't want to write separate jobs for each environment.

When a single procedure (deploy to s3) necessitates multiple jobs for different environments, we have a problem. As a result, managing multiple jobs for a single procedure takes time. So I came up with a solution based on a workflow job. Using a workflow job and a rule condition, we can integrate variable values based on branch. As a result, instead of writing jobs for each environment, a single job can handle multiple environment credentials.

If you have any questions about this topic, please contact me at santhoshthomas015@gmail.com.

A sample of code is provided below:

image: node:latest
variables:
  GIT_DEPTH: '0' 

stages:
  - build
  - deploy

workflow:
    rules:
      - if: $CI_COMMIT_REF_NAME ==  "develop"
        variables:
          DEVELOP: "true"
          ENVIRONMENT_NAME: Develop
          WEBSITE_URL: DEVELOP_WEBSITE_URL
          S3_BUCKET: (develop-s3-bucket-name)
          AWS_REGION: ************** develop
          AWS_ACCOUNT: ********develop

      - if: $CI_COMMIT_REF_NAME == "main" 
        variables:                                 
          PRODUCTION:  "true"
          ENVIRONMENT_NAME: PRODUCTION
          WEBSITE_URL: $PROD_WEBSITE_URL
          S3_BUCKET: $PROD-S3-BUCKET-NAME
          AWS_REGION: ************** (prod-region)
          AWS_ACCOUNT: ***********(prod-acct)
      - when: always 

build-app:
  stage: build
  script:
     #build-script
  environment: 
    name: $ENVIRONMENT_NAME

deploy-app:
  stage: deploy
  script:
     #deploy-script
  environment: 
    name: $ENVIRONMENT_NAME
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NB: Please let me know if this procedure is correct. (Experts)

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