Introduction is a platform that enables developers to create, share, and automate workflows, simplifying the developer experience and boosting productivity. One of the powerful features provided by is the ability to create event-driven automation, such as triggering actions based on GitHub pull request events. This article will guide you through setting up a GitHub pull request merged event trigger to automate your workflows.


Install the GitHub App

Before creating an event trigger, we need to install the GitHub App on your GitHub account. This app will enable the platform to listen for events from your GitHub repositories.

  1. Sign up and log in to your Account. In your account dashboard, install the GitHub App by clicking on Install GitHub App.

2. Select which GitHub account or organization you want to install the App.

3. Select the repositories you want the app to have access to, or allow access to all current and future repositories.

4. Click the Install & Authorize button.

Create a Workflow

Now that we have the GitHub App installed let's create a workflow triggered by the GitHub merged event.

  • Create your sample application with code changes, and push it to GitHub. You can look at the sample Python code repository on GitHub to get started with how a workflow is created in the ops.yml file. After configuring your ops.yml file, build your workflow using ops build . and publish it using ops publish .
  • The ops.yml is written in YAML format, a human-readable data serialization format. Here’s a breakdown of the content:

version: Indicates the version of the pipeline configuration, which is set to 1 in this case.

pipelines: Contains a list of pipelines, and in this case, there is only one pipeline:

  • name: The name of the pipeline is django-workflow:0.1.5.
  • description: A brief description of the pipeline, django-workflow.
  • env: Defines the environment variables for the pipeline. In this case, there are four static variables:
  • DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive: Sets the Debian frontend to non-interactive mode.
  • ORG=thecraftman: Sets the organization name as thecraftman.
  • REPO=django-workflow: Sets the repository name as django-workflow.
  • REF=main: Sets the branch reference as main.
  • events: Specifies the events that will trigger the pipeline. In this case, the pipeline will be triggered when a pull request is merged in the thecraftman/django-workflow GitHub repository. The GitHub pull request merged event is a specific type of webhook event that gets triggered when a new pull request is merged on the GitHub repository you installed the GitHub App. In the context of a GitHub pull request merged event, when a contributor merges a new pull request to propose changes to the repository’s codebase, GitHub sends a webhook with the event type pull_request.merged to the specified endpoints.

Enable GitHub Pull Request Merged Triggers

In your GitHub repository, create a pull request, propose changes, and commit the changes to a new branch, and merge it to your main branch or the proposed new branch on your gitHub repository.

  • In your GitHub PR, fix your changes and merge the GitHub PR.

  • When you merge the Pull request, you can see that your Pipelines are triggered and running your application with your application logs displayed.

  • Click View for more details on to see the Pipeline logs.

In your pipeline dashboard, you can see that your pipelines are triggered, and you can run, trigger, and automate repetitive tasks. By defining a series of steps and actions, developers can create custom workflows that eliminate the need for manual intervention. Whether it's deploying applications, running tests, or provisioning resources, these pipelines can handle a wide range of tasks, saving valuable time and reducing the risk of human error.

Empower Your Workflow with Pull Request Merged Event Triggers

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