Template Fields

In order to provide flexible configuration, Renovate supports using "templates" for certain fields like branchName.

Renovate's templates use handlebars under the hood. You can recognize templates when you see strings like {{depName}} in configuration fields.

Below you can find lists of fields/values that you can use in templates. Some are configuration options passed through, while others are generated as part of Renovate's run.

Exposed Config Options

The following configuration options are passed through for templating: branchName, branchPrefix, branchTopic, commitMessage, commitMessageAction, commitMessageExtra, commitMessagePrefix, commitMessageSuffix, commitMessageTopic, group, groupSlug, groupName, managerBranchPrefix, prBodyColumns, prBodyDefinitions, prBodyNotes, prTitle.

Other Available Fields

The following runtime values are passed through for templating:

  • baseDir: The full directory with path that the dependency has been found in
  • currentValue: The extracted current value of the dependency being updated
  • currentVersion: The current version that is being updated
  • datasource: The datasource used to look up the upgrade
  • depName: The name of the dependency being updated
  • depNameLinked: The dependency name already linked to its home page using markdown
  • depNameSanitized: The depName field sanitized for use in branches after removing spaces and special characters
  • depNameShort: Shortened depName
  • depType: The dependency type (if extracted - manager-dependent)
  • displayFrom: The current value, formatted for display
  • displayTo: The to value, formatted for display
  • fromVersion: The version that would be currently installed. For example, if currentValue is ^3.0.0 then currentVersion might be 3.1.0.
  • isLockfileUpdate: true if the branch is a lock file update
  • isMajor: true if the upgrade is major
  • isPatch: true if the upgrade is a patch upgrade
  • isRange: true if the new value is a range
  • isSingleVersion: true if the upgrade is to a single version rather than a range
  • lookupName: The full name that was used to look up the dependency.
  • newDigest: The new digest value
  • newDigestShort: A shorted version of newDigest, for use when the full digest is too long to be conveniently displayed
  • newMajor: The major version of the new version. e.g. "3" if the new version if "3.1.0"
  • newMinor: The minor version of the new version. e.g. "1" if the new version if "3.1.0"
  • newValue: The new value in the upgrade. Can be a range or version e.g. "^3.0.0" or "3.1.0"
  • newVersion: The new version in the upgrade.
  • packageFile: The filename that the dependency was found in
  • parentDir: The name of the directory that the dependency was found in, without full path
  • platform: VCS platform in use, e.g. "github", "gitlab", etc.
  • recreateClosed: If true, this PR will be recreated if closed
  • references: A list of references for the upgrade
  • releases: An array of releases for an upgrade
  • repository: The current repository
  • toVersion: The new version in the upgrade, e.g. "3.1.0"
  • updateType: One of digest, pin, rollback, patch, minor, major
  • upgrades: An array of upgrade objects in the branch