Build variables

The following build variables control actions in the build phase and can inherit and override values from the Global variables. Insert these variables in the build stage of the .magento.env.yaml file:

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stage:
  build:
    BUILD_VARIABLE_NAME: value

For more information about customizing the build and deploy process:

You can still use the build_options.ini file, but we recommend using the .magento.env.yaml file instead because it centralizes the management of build and deploy actions across all of your environments—including Pro Staging and Production—without requiring a support ticket.

The following variables were removed in v2.2:

  • skip_di_clearing
  • skip_di_compilation

SCD_COMPRESSION_LEVEL

  • Default6
  • Version—Magento 2.1.4 and later

Specifies which gzip compression level (0 to 9) to use when compressing static content; 0 disables compression.

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stage:
  build:
    SCD_COMPRESSION_LEVEL: 4

SCD_COMPRESSION_TIMEOUT

  • Default600
  • Version—Magento 2.1.4 and later

When the time it takes to compress the static assets exceeds the compression timeout limit, it interrupts the deployment process. Set the maximum execution time, in seconds, for the static content compression command.

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stage:
  build:
    SCD_COMPRESSION_TIMEOUT: 800

SCD_EXCLUDE_THEMES

The SCD_EXCLUDE_THEMES environment variable is deprecated in ece-tools version 2002.0.16. Use the SCD_MATRIX variable to control theme configuration.

  • DefaultNot set
  • Version—Magento 2.1.4 and later

Themes include numerous files. Set this variable to true if you want to skip copying over theme files during build. This is helpful when static content deployment occurs during the build phase. Use commas to separate multiple theme locations. For example, the Luma theme is included with Magento Commerce Cloud. You may not need to constantly build this theme with your code updates and deployments. To exclude the magento/luma theme:

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stage:
  build:
    SCD_EXCLUDE_THEMES: "magento/luma, magento/my-theme"

SCD_MATRIX

  • DefaultNot set
  • Version—Magento 2.1.4 and later

You can configure multiple locales per theme as long as the theme is not excluded using the SCD_EXCLUDE_THEMES variable during build. This is ideal if you want to speed up the build process by reducing the amount of unnecessary theme files. For example, you can build the magento/backend theme in English and a custom theme in other languages.

The following example builds the magento/backend theme with three locales:

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stage:
  build:
    SCD_MATRIX:
      "magento/backend":
        language:
          - en_US
          - fr_FR
          - af_ZA

Also, you can choose to not deploy a theme:

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stage:
  build:
    SCD_MATRIX:
      "magento/backend": [ ]

SCD_MAX_EXECUTION_TIME

  • DefaultNot set
  • Version—Magento 2.2.0 and later

Allows you to increase the maximum expected execution time for static content deployment.

By default, Magento Commerce sets the maximum expected execution to 400 seconds, but in some scenarios you might need more time to complete the static content deployment for a Cloud project.

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stage:
  build:
    SCD_MAX_EXECUTION_TIME: 3600

SCD_STRATEGY

  • Defaultquick
  • Version—Magento 2.2.0 and later

Customize the deployment strategy for static content. See Deploy static view files.

Use these options only if you have more than one locale:

  • standard—deploys all static view files for all packages.
  • quick—minimizes deployment time. This is the default command option, if not specified.
  • compact—conserves disk space on the server. In Magento version 2.2.4 and earlier, this setting overrides the value for scd_threads with a value of 1.
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stage:
  build:
    SCD_STRATEGY: "compact"

SCD_THREADS

  • Default—Automatic
  • Version—Magento 2.1.4 and later

Sets the number of threads for static content deployment. The default value is set based on the detected CPU thread count and does not exceed a value of 4. Increasing the number of threads speeds up static content deployment; decreasing the number of threads slows it down. You can set the thread value, for example:

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stage:
  build:
    SCD_THREADS: 2

To further reduce deployment time, we recommend using Configuration Management with the scd-dump command to move static deployment into the build phase.

SKIP_SCD

  • DefaultNot set
  • Version—Magento 2.1.4 and later

Set to true to skip static content deployment during the build phase.

If you already deploy static content during the build phase with Configuration Management, you can skip static content deployment for a quick build test.

We do not recommend setting this option to true because running static content deployment during the deploy phase can significantly increase deployment times and downtime for your live site.

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stage:
  build:
    SKIP_SCD: true

VERBOSE_COMMANDS

  • DefaultNot set
  • Version—Magento 2.1.4 and later

Enables or disables the Symfony debug verbosity level for your logs. Choose the level of detail provided in the logs: -v, -vv, or -vvv.

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stage:
  build:
    VERBOSE_COMMANDS: "-vv"