I have a single repo handling integration tests for 4 different software projects. As those projects share common resources, I'd like to create a generic file in which all those common features are set properly for preparing the CI/CD job.
The project organization looks like the following:
project_root: > folder_1 > folder_2 > folder_3 > folder_4
From GitLab's documentation on the
include keyword, I understand that it is possible to include a file that would handle the common features of all those projects so I don't have to write those command lines in the 4 differents
gitlab-ci.yml. So I thought I could do the following:
project_root: common-features-handler.yml > folder_1 gitlab-ci.yml > folder_2 gitlab-ci.yml > folder_3 gitlab-ci.yml > folder_4 gitlab-ci.yml
The thing is, the documentation is unclear on whether it is possible to have multiple
gitlab-ci.yml files in the same repo, regardless of them being in separate folders. It just says that this file should be "placed at the root of [the] repository", so I guess this, in itself, excludes the possibility of having several
gitlab-ci.yml files in the same repo. I tried including the
common-features-handler.yml file in the
gitlab-ci.yml from folder_1 but the job didn't even launched. My guess is that, as it was not at the root of the project, it simply wasn't seen by the CI pipeline. This makes me think that it's not possible for one repo to handle several gitlab-ci files, but I couldn't find anything about it in the doc or online to confirm or infirm this hypothesis.
So is it possible to have multiple gitlab-ci files in a single repo in one way or another? If not, is there a way for avoiding writing the same setup command lines four times?