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Publish Variables

The Publish Variables section within the Publish module is a feature that allows you to set up and manage key-value pairs that are essential for the app publishing process.

To use these defined variables, it will be necessary to select them from the Publish Settings.

Publish Variables are key-value pairs that can be used to store configuration settings, credentials, and other data required during the publish process. You can add new variables directly in the Publish Variables section without the need for an additional menu or button.

How to Add a New Publish Variable

  1. Input the Key-Value Pair:

    • Locate the input fields under the 'Publish Variables' header.
    • Enter the name of the variable in the 'Key' input field.
    • Enter the corresponding value in the 'Value' input field.
  2. Select Variable Type:

    • Choose the type of variable you're adding. Options typically include:
      • Text: for string or numeric values.
      • File: if you're assigning a file as the variable's value.
  3. Add the Variable:

    • Click the 'Add' button to save the new variable.
  4. Review and Confirm:

    • Once added, the new variable will appear in the list of Publish Variables.
    • Ensure that the details are correct and the variable is saved properly.

Example Variable

In the example provided:

  • Key Name: Foo
  • Value: Bar
  • Type: Text

Remember to handle these variables with care, especially if they contain sensitive information such as passwords, tokens, or API keys.

Reserved Variables

There are some reserved variables that are automatically defined by Appcircle and can be used in the publish flow.

iOS Publish Reserved Variables

AC_XCODE_LIST_DIRSpecifies the Xcode folder list directory
AC_XCODE_VERSIONSpecifies the Xcode version
AC_VALIDATION_CONDITIONTestFlight's internalBuildState and externalBuildState will be checked according to the selection
AC_SUCCESS_STATUSESYou can customize Acceptable/Succeeded App Store statuses for your app
AC_RELEASE_NOTESFilling out that area may effect the App Store submission process.
AC_STACK_TYPEApp Store or TestFlight stages
AC_APPROVAL_EMAILSEnter an email address to send special Approve and Reject links

Android Publish Reserved Variables

AC_RELEASE_STATUSAllow you to specify draft or completed app statuses on the Google Play Console. The first upload may require a draft upload
AC_TRACK_TO_CHECKIt's recommended to check Track that you've sent the app in previous steps
AC_ACCEPTED_STATUSESStatues of completed,inProgress,draft,halted can be used
AC_HUAWEI_APP_IDHuawei requires Huawei App ID to be send to AppGallery
AC_RELEASE_NOTESFilling out that area may effect Huawei or Google Play submission process
AC_STACK_TYPESelect a release track to which to send the binary. After the binary is uploaded, you can release it from the Google Play Console
AC_APPROVAL_EMAILSEnter an email address to send special Approve and Reject links