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JUnit Annotate Buildkite Plugin Build status

A Buildkite plugin that parses junit.xml artifacts (generated across any number of parallel steps) and creates a build annotation listing the individual tests that failed.


The following pipeline will run jobs in parallel, and then process all the resulting JUnit XML files to create a summary build annotation.

  - command:
    parallelism: 50
    artifact_paths: tmp/junit-*.xml
  - wait: ~
    continue_on_failure: true
  - plugins:
      - junit-annotate#v1.9.0:
          artifacts: tmp/junit-*.xml


artifacts (required)

The artifact glob path to find the JUnit XML files.

Example: tmp/junit-*.xml

job-uuid-file-pattern (optional)

Default: -(.*).xml

The regular expression (with capture group) that matches the job UUID in the junit file names. This is used to create the job links in the annotation.

To use this, configure your test reporter to embed the $BUILDKITE_JOB_ID environment variable into your junit file names. For example "junit-buildkite-job-$BUILDKITE_JOB_ID.xml".

failure-format (optional)

Default: classname

This setting controls the format of your failed test in the main annotation summary.

There are two options for this:

  • classname
    • displays: MyClass::UnderTest text of the failed expectation in
  • file
    • displays: MyClass::UnderTest text of the failed expectation in path/to/my_class/under_test.file_ext

fail-build-on-error (optional)

Default: false

If this setting is true and any errors are found in the JUnit XML files during parsing, the annotation step will exit with a non-zero value, which should cause the build to fail.

context (optional)

Default: junit

The buildkite annotation context to use. Useful to differentiate multiple runs of this plugin in a single pipeline.

report-slowest (optional)

Default: 0

Include the specified number of slowest tests in the annotation. The annotation will always be shown.


To test the plugin hooks (in Bash) and the junit parser (in Ruby):

docker-compose run --rm plugin &&
docker-compose run --rm ruby

To test the Ruby parser locally:

cd ruby

To test your plugin in your builds prior to opening a pull request, you can refer to your fork and SHA from a branch in your pipeline.yml.

  - label: Annotate
      - YourGithubHandle/junit-annotate#v1.9.0: