env variables doesn't get updated

I’ve had this issue several times. I’ve reached out to support before too. The env variables doesnt get updated even after clicking force rebuild. After the last time I spoke with support, they couldn’t find a solution. I had to recreate another app in order to update my env. I’m facing same problem again, I’ll probably create another app. I am just leaving this message as I don’t think there’s much of a solution at this moment.

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Bobby Iliev
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October 11, 2023

Hi there,

I believe that there was a reported issue with the App Platfrom just today. Are you still seeing the problem after a force rebuild?

If so, I could suggest to make sure that you don’t have your env variables defined under both your App level env variables andon the component level as well.

That could explain the odd behaviour where you might change the value of your environment variable under the the App level environment variables, but then the same variable under the component env variables would take presedence and you will not see the new value.

Unlike runtime and build time variables which are resource-specific, app-level variables can be accessed by all resources in your app:

Let me know how it goes!



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