CircleCI Ideas

Allow environment variables beyond the run: key commands

I would like to use environment variables in values outside of the run: key. For example:

 
docker:
- image: circleci/python:2.7.14
 
I would like to define the image name as - image: circleci/${DOCKER_IMAGE_NAME}
 
Lots of customers at AWs re:invent 2018 were asking for this enhancement.
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    Nathan Dintenfass commented
    November 28, 2018 22:09

    That particular use case won't be possible because the env vars aren't present before the job runs, but we are looking at ways to expose more config-time variables (and/or make a cleaner distinction between sensitive env vars that are only in the runtime vs. project variables we can expose during config processing)