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Some App Platform Environment Variables Are Undefined

I’ve successfully managed to get environment variables for my NodeJS app working, however the last couple of variables added are returning as undefined. Is there a limit to how many variables an app can have? The first 10 are working.

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This thread helped me resolve the issue:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/env-variables-which-work-locally-with-a-env-file-do-not-work-on-app-platform-at-runtime

Turns out I was inadvertently deploying my .env file, which fell out of sync with source control. I was thinking source control was providing the variables when it was the .env file all along.

Mohsin Saeed Awan
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July 15, 2021

Hello, There is no limit on Injecting Environment variables in App-Platform. You can go into the console of your App and issue the below command to check if you are getting the value in your env variable or not.

Go to the App console:-

echo $VARIABLE_NAME