Updating Environment Variables

I have an app where I initialized it with certain environment variables when I created it. However, it does not show up in the Settings > App-Level Environment Variables section. When I tried to add the updated variables, and I echo the variable in console, I get the old envvar. Where is the initial envvar being stored and how can I update it?

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Bobby Iliev
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September 1, 2023
Accepted Answer

Hi there,

On DigitalOcean’s App Platform, environment variables set during app creation should appear under the “Environment Variables” section for that specific app.

There are a few things that I would suggest checking:

  1. DigitalOcean App Platform provides the ability to set environment variables at both the app level and the component level (where a component can be a service, static site, worker, etc.). Ensure that you’re checking both places. A component-level environment variable will override an app-level one if they have the same name.

  2. After making changes to your environment variables, ensure that you’ve deployed the latest version of your app to reflect these changes. You can trigger a new deployment manually if needed.

  3. Some applications or frameworks cache environment variables or their configurations. If you suspect this might be the case, you can try force-redeploying your application too.

  4. Check the deployment logs to ensure that there were no errors during the last deployment that might have caused issues with environment variables.

Let me know how it goes!



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