Change VSTS release variables at queue time

When creating and queueing new build, a feature that I often use is the “allow change at queue time” checkbox next to the build variables

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Allowing me to change it at Queue time

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Sometimes you also want this for releases, but there is no such an option. However, you can do it, and it is described on MSDN, but it works a bit different.

For releases you can create a Draft Release and change the variables of that specific release before you start it.

Create a variable and crate a Draft Release

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Then, in the Draft Release Change the variable, Save the Draft and then start the release.

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Now you started the release with other variable values.

Hope this helps !

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2 Responses to “Change VSTS release variables at queue time”

  1. Great tip, I’ll make sure to share this with my teams.

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