Sometimes it’s useful to only run a subset of CircleCI jobs after each commit to a pull request branch. For instance, if you’re working on packaging step of your test-package-deploy pipeline, it’s helpful to create a faster feedback loop by only running the packaging jobs after each push.
This can be done by adding a temporary commit that disables the main workflow and adds a custom one running only the jobs you care about.
You can disable a CircleCI workflow using the
# .circleci/config.yml version: 2.1 workflows: # Define a custom workflow that only runs the jobs you're interested in. temp_workflow: - build_job_1 - build_job_2 # The standard (but slow) workflow that normally runs on each push. test_build_deploy; # Temporarily disable this workflow when: false ...
Make sure you rebase out this commit before requesting review or merging the pull request; it’s just a crutch to speed up development.
See CircleCI’s docs on using
when in workflows.