In my current e-commerce project, each main pages like home, plp, pdp etc are a separate project in itself. Each project has got a separate repo in Gitlab.
I was trying to have a core central Git repo, that controls of deployment of other repos. This helps in managing deployment from one location.
To implement the same, I tried Multi-project pipelines in Gitlab.
In the parent / main repo, I have a
.gitlab-ci.yml that has below contents:
stages: - deploy Deploy to Dev: stage: deploy rules: - if: $CI_COMMIT_REF_NAME =~ /^release\// trigger: project: company/group/home-page branch: dev Deploy to QA: stage: deploy rules: - if: $CI_COMMIT_REF_NAME =~ /^release\// trigger: project: company/group/home-page branch: qa
Above code is the final working yml file. When I started after reading the Gitlab documentation, I was giving only
group/home-page as the
project value. That resulted in error saying "failed-downstream project could not be found".
In my case, what I had to do was to give workspace name also. So when I gave the complete project path that comes after
gitlab.com in the url, things started working.
So if your child Gitlab project repo url is
https://gitlab.com/apple/iphone/operating-system, the value of
project should be
There might be other reasons behind the error. But this is the solution that worked for me.