Below is the requirement needed to achieve using the Jenkins Pipeline and i am new bee into Jenkins Pipeline.

  • After completing development work and pushing his changes to Bitbucket the user creates a pull request.
  • In order to approve a pull request we require at least one successful Jenkins build. Thereby we would like to get only the build result of the code checked in for the pull request.
  • When a pull request is created/updated Jenkins shall be triggered automatically for real continuous integration.
  • The build result shall be reported back to Bitbucket.

Used Stash Pull Request Builder and stash Notifier for the above process which is working for Normal Freestyle Project.

We need to migrate the similar functionality using Jenkins pipeline, So have created the jenkins job as below.

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The pipeline script to checks out the PR branch and trigger build is as below

node {
    stage('Checkout') {         
            $class: 'GitSCM',
            extensions: [               
                [$class: 'CleanCheckout'],              
            branches: [
                [name: '']
                credentialsId: 'id', 
                url: 'repourl.git'
                refspec: ('+refs/pull-requests/*/from:refs/remotes/origin/pr/*/from'), 
                branch: ('origin/pr/${pullRequestId}/from')

    stage('Build') {    
        sh 'make'
    stage('notify') {
    step([$class: 'StashNotifier'])
        try {
            // Do stuff
            currentBuild.result = 'SUCCESS'     
        } catch(err) {
            currentBuild.result = 'FAILED'
    step([$class: 'StashNotifier'])


Though i have done the above configuration when i create/update the PR, the build is not automatically triggered in jenkins. I guess the notification from stash to jenkins did not happen because we specify "origin/${pullRequestId}/from" in free style project. But i do not have that option to specify in pipeline job.

Tried few alternatives as below.

Instead of stash Pull Request Builder i tried with just "Poll SCM" project and specified cron job to trigger as "H/2 * * * *". Upon commits the job is triggered at jenkins. It means that for every commit the jenkins job gets triggered. But Jenkins should trigger the job when PR is created/updated.

I am missing something here certainly which could be basic and new to jenkins pipeline.

Any hint on achieving the desired behavior?

  • edited the question based on findings Commented Jul 12, 2017 at 11:51
  • Basic stuff first, Did you whitelist Bitbucket IPs? Also, can you check bitbucket webhooks and let us know if they are working as expected. Commented Jul 12, 2017 at 21:48
  • Hello, @Munai Das Udasin, Thanks for the response.Below are my observations, As we work in inhouse network, bitbucket ips is one of the whitelisted IP's. So thats not an issue. Also, our analysis on Webhooks has fewer drawbacks a) When PR is updated, then job do not gets triggered at jenkins b) Job gets triggered when PR is declined, as we do not want as per use case. Commented Jul 17, 2017 at 7:57

3 Answers 3


In groovy script, you need to reference environment variables in a different way than in bash.

So probably this line is causing trouble:

branch: ('origin/pr/${pullRequestId}/from')

Try using:

branch: ('origin/pr/' + env.pullRequestId + '/from')

To expand on the answer above - try using:

branch: "origin/pr/${pullRequestId}/from"

Because in groovy, string interpolation is not done for simple strings - i.e. strings within single quotes. See http://groovy-lang.org/syntax.html#_string_interpolation for details on that.

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    Commented Dec 1, 2017 at 19:25

Was the same problem, to achieve the desired result i created two jobs: PR Trigger (Freestyle Project) and PR Builder (Pipeline).

To PR Trigger i added Git plugin, Stash Pull Request Builder Plugin (same configuration didn't work for pipeline) and Parameterized Trigger Plugin (to pass pull request id to PR Builder pipeline; Project to Build - PR Builder).

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To PR Builder i added Parameterized Builds Plugin.

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