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Version: 3.23.0

Extends

Through the extends property, Reviewpad users can extend the current configuration from other configurations.

This allows the ability to share common specifications for all the flags, labels, rules and workflows from multiple GitHub repositories with the possibility to override the inherited configurations.

How it works

In the Reviewpad configuration, users specify in the extends property a list of other Reviewpad configuration files as GitHub blob urls (e.g. https://github.com/reviewpad/reviewpad/blob/main/reviewpad.yml).

As an example:

api-version: reviewpad.com/v3.x

extends:
- https://github.com/baz/foo/blob/main/common.yml
- https://github.com/baz/qux/blob/main/team_a.yml

These GitHub blob urls can live in different repositories.

caution

Please note that Reviewpad GitHub App (or the underlying token used to run Reviewpad) has to be able to read the contents of these repositories. You can do it by installing the Reviewpad GitHub App in all repositories (or the whole organization) where you which to extend Reviewpad from.

In the example above, Reviewpad GitHub App needs to be installed either in the organization baz or in both projects foo and qux.

The final configuration is computed by concatenating all configurations included in the extends section (in the order they are specified) with the contents of the current configuration.

If properties have the same name, the one that was defined last overrides the previous ones.

For example, consider the following specification:

reviewpad.yml
api-version: reviewpad.com/v3.x

extends:
- https://github.com/baz/foo/blob/main/common.yml
- https://github.com/baz/qux/blob/main/team_a.yml

workflows:
- name: small-size
always-run: true
if:
- $size() < 30
then:
- $info("this is a small pr")

Where common.yml:

common.yml
api-version: reviewpad.com/v3.x

metrics-on-merge: true

workflows:
- name: small-size
always-run: true
if:
- $size() < 5
then:
- $info("this is a very small pr")

- name: medium-size
always-run: true
if:
- $size() >= 30
then:
- $info("this is not a small pr")
- $assignRandomReviewer()

and team_a.yml:

team_a.yml
api-version: reviewpad.com/v3.x

workflows:
- name: small-size
always-run: true
if:
- $size() < 10
then:
- $info("this is a small pr for team a")

- name: medium-size
always-run: true
if:
- $size() >= 30
then:
- $info("this is not a small pr")

The final configuration will be:

reviewpad.yml
api-version: reviewpad.com/v3.x

metrics-on-merge: true

workflows:
# we first load the "medium-size" workflow from common.yml (the first configuration in the extends section)
# then we override it with the "medium-size" workflow from team_a.yml (the second configuration in the extends section)
- name: medium-size
always-run: true
if:
- $size() >= 30
then:
- $info("this is not a small pr")

# we first load the "small-size" workflow from common.yml (the first configuration in the extends section)
# then we override it with the "small-size" workflow from team_a.yml (the second configuration in the extends section)
# and finally we override it with the "small-size" workflow from the current configuration
- name: small-size
always-run: true
if:
- $size() < 30
then:
- $info("this is a small pr")

Tracking Overrides with Logs

During the extension process, the properties that are being overridden are logged on the Reviewpad execution details.

For example, taking into account the configurations mentioned above we would have the following logs:

[warning] Workflow 'medium-size' has been overridden by https://github.com/baz/foo/blob/main/common.yml
[warning] Workflow 'small-size' has been overridden by https://github.com/baz/foo/blob/main/common.yml
[warning] Workflow 'medium-size' has been overridden by https://github.com/baz/qux/blob/main/team_a.yml
[warning] Workflow 'small-size' has been overridden by https://github.com/baz/qux/blob/main/team_a.yml