I was wondering if there is a built-in way to get the environment type (dev, staging, production) from the application environment variables. I don’t see it, but would assume it should be there in some way or another. I know I can just make my own, but wanted to make sure I wasn’t just missing it.
There isn’t a built-in environment type variable at the moment. We can consider implementing it as it makes sense.
The reason I was asking is because we are using error monitoring software (e.g. Sentry) that needs the type of environment in order to classify the severity/urgency of errors.
@colin , I have a good solution for you. But before, I need to know if you are using the Ephemeral Environments (Preview Environments) or not.
We are not using preview envs.
So why not manually add the environment variable
ENVIRONMENT_TYPE to your environments? It could be a valid option?
That was definitely my backup plan. My only concern was that sometimes I’ll clone a staging environment and change it to a development environment. If it was a qovery built in variable I could make an alias and it would automatically change the value. Doing it manually I just might forget to change it. It’s not a big lift though, just wanted to make sure I wasn’t missing something.
You’re 100% right. We’ll plan to add this in our built in environment variables because it makes total sense.
We have introduced a new built-in variable, QOVERY_ENVIRONMENT_TYPE. Currently, it is only available for the new environments, but it will be made available on existing environments early next week.