GitLab quick actions (FREE)

  • Introduced in GitLab 12.1: once an action is executed, an alert appears when a quick action is successfully applied.
  • Introduced in GitLab 13.2: you can use quick actions when updating the description of issues, epics, and merge requests.
  • Introduced in GitLab 13.8: when you enter / into a description or comment field, all available quick actions are displayed in a scrollable list.
  • The rebase quick action was introduced in GitLab 13.8.

Quick actions are text-based shortcuts for common actions that are usually done by selecting buttons or dropdowns in the GitLab user interface. You can enter these commands in the descriptions or comments of issues, epics, merge requests, and commits.

Be sure to enter each quick action on a separate line to allow GitLab to properly detect and execute the commands.

Parameters

Many quick actions require a parameter. For example, the /assign quick action requires a username. GitLab uses autocomplete characters with quick actions to help users enter parameters, by providing a list of available values.

If you manually enter a parameter, it must be enclosed in double quotation marks ("), unless it contains only these characters:

  • ASCII letters
  • Numbers (0-9)
  • Underscore (_), hyphen (-), question mark (?), dot (.), or ampersand (&)

Parameters are case-sensitive. Autocomplete handles this, and the insertion of quotation marks, automatically.

Issues, merge requests, and epics

The following quick actions are applicable to descriptions, discussions, and threads. Some quick actions might not be available to all subscription tiers.

Command Issue Merge request Epic Action
/approve {dotted-circle} No {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No Approve the merge request.
/assign @user {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No Assign one user.
/assign @user1 @user2 {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No Assign multiple users.
/assign me {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No Assign yourself.
/assign_reviewer @user or /reviewer @user or /request_review @user {dotted-circle} No {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No Assign one user as a reviewer.
/assign_reviewer @user1 @user2 or /reviewer @user1 @user2 or /request_review @user1 @user2 {dotted-circle} No {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No Assign multiple users as reviewers.
/assign_reviewer me or /reviewer me or /request_review me {dotted-circle} No {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No Assign yourself as a reviewer.
/award :emoji: {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes Toggle emoji award.
/child_epic <epic> {dotted-circle} No {dotted-circle} No {check-circle} Yes Add child epic to <epic>. The <epic> value should be in the format of &epic, group&epic, or a URL to an epic (introduced in GitLab 12.0).
/clear_weight {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No {dotted-circle} No Clear weight.
/clone <path/to/project> [--with_notes] {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No {dotted-circle} No Clone the issue to given project, or the current one if no arguments are given (introduced in GitLab 13.7). Copies as much data as possible as long as the target project contains equivalent labels, milestones, and so on. Does not copy comments or system notes unless --with_notes is provided as an argument.
/close {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes Close.
/confidential {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No {dotted-circle} No Make confidential.
/copy_metadata <!merge_request> {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No Copy labels and milestone from another merge request in the project.
/copy_metadata <#issue> {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No Copy labels and milestone from another issue in the project.
/create_merge_request <branch name> {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No {dotted-circle} No Create a new merge request starting from the current issue.
/done {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes Mark to do as done.
/draft {dotted-circle} No {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No Toggle the draft status.
/due <date> {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No {dotted-circle} No Set due date. Examples of valid <date> include in 2 days, this Friday and December 31st.
/duplicate <#issue> {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No {dotted-circle} No Close this issue and mark as a duplicate of another issue. (FREE) Also, mark both as related.
/epic <epic> {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No {dotted-circle} No Add to epic <epic>. The <epic> value should be in the format of &epic, group&epic, or a URL to an epic.
/estimate <time> {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No Set time estimate. For example, /estimate 1mo 2w 3d 4h 5m. Learn more about time tracking.
/invite_email email1 email2 {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No {dotted-circle} No Add up to six email participants. This action is behind feature flag issue_email_participants and is not yet supported in issue templates.
/iteration *iteration:"iteration name" {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No {dotted-circle} No Set iteration. For example, to set the Late in July iteration: /iteration *iteration:"Late in July" (introduced in GitLab 13.1).
/label ~label1 ~label2 {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes Add one or more labels. Label names can also start without a tilde (~), but mixed syntax is not supported.
/lock {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No Lock the discussions.
/merge {dotted-circle} No {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No Merge changes. Depending on the project setting, this may be when the pipeline succeeds, or adding to a Merge Train.
/milestone %milestone {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No Set milestone.
/move <path/to/project> {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No {dotted-circle} No Move this issue to another project.
/parent_epic <epic> {dotted-circle} No {dotted-circle} No {check-circle} Yes Set parent epic to <epic>. The <epic> value should be in the format of &epic, group&epic, or a URL to an epic (introduced in GitLab 12.1).
/promote {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No {dotted-circle} No Promote issue to epic.
/publish {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No {dotted-circle} No Publish issue to an associated Status Page (Introduced in GitLab 13.0)
/reassign @user1 @user2 {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No Replace current assignees with those specified.
/rebase {dotted-circle} No {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No Rebase source branch. This schedules a background task that attempts to rebase the changes in the source branch on the latest commit of the target branch. If /rebase is used, /merge is ignored to avoid a race condition where the source branch is merged or deleted before it is rebased. If there are merge conflicts, GitLab displays a message that a rebase cannot be scheduled. Rebase failures are displayed with the merge request status.
/reassign_reviewer @user1 @user2 {dotted-circle} No {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No Replace current reviewers with those specified.
/relabel ~label1 ~label2 {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes Replace current labels with those specified.
/relate #issue1 #issue2 {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No {dotted-circle} No Mark issues as related.
/remove_child_epic <epic> {dotted-circle} No {dotted-circle} No {check-circle} Yes Remove child epic from <epic>. The <epic> value should be in the format of &epic, group&epic, or a URL to an epic (introduced in GitLab 12.0).
/remove_due_date {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No {dotted-circle} No Remove due date.
/remove_epic {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No {dotted-circle} No Remove from epic.
/remove_estimate {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No Remove time estimate.
/remove_iteration {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No {dotted-circle} No Remove iteration (introduced in GitLab 13.1).
/remove_milestone {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No Remove milestone.
/remove_parent_epic {dotted-circle} No {dotted-circle} No {check-circle} Yes Remove parent epic from epic (introduced in GitLab 12.1).
/remove_time_spent {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No Remove time spent.
/remove_zoom {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No {dotted-circle} No Remove Zoom meeting from this issue (introduced in GitLab 12.4).
/reopen {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes Reopen.
/severity <severity> {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} No {check-circle} No Set the severity. Options for <severity> are S1 ... S4, critical, high, medium, low, unknown. Introduced in GitLab 14.2.
/shrug <comment> {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes Append the comment with ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
/spend <time> [<date>] {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No Add or subtract spent time. Optionally, specify the date that time was spent on. For example, /spend 1mo 2w 3d 4h 5m 2018-08-26 or /spend -1h 30m. Learn more about time tracking.
/submit_review {dotted-circle} No {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No Submit a pending review (introduced in GitLab 12.7).
/subscribe {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes Subscribe to notifications.
/tableflip <comment> {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes Append the comment with (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻.
/target_branch <local branch name> {dotted-circle} No {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No Set target branch.
/title <new title> {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes Change title.
/todo {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes Add a to-do item.
/unassign @user1 @user2 {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No Remove specific assignees.
/unassign {dotted-circle} No {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No Remove all assignees.
/unassign_reviewer @user1 @user2 or /remove_reviewer @user1 @user2 {dotted-circle} No {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No Remove specific reviewers.
/unassign_reviewer or /remove_reviewer {dotted-circle} No {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No Remove all reviewers.
/unlabel ~label1 ~label2 or /remove_label ~label1 ~label2 {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes Remove specified labels.
/unlabel or /remove_label {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes Remove all labels.
/unlock {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No Unlock the discussions.
/unsubscribe {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes {check-circle} Yes Unsubscribe from notifications.
/weight <value> {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No {dotted-circle} No Set weight. Valid options for <value> include 0, 1, 2, and so on.
/zoom <Zoom URL> {check-circle} Yes {dotted-circle} No {dotted-circle} No Add Zoom meeting to this issue (introduced in GitLab 12.4).

Commit messages

The following quick actions are applicable for commit messages:

Command Action
/tag v1.2.3 <message> Tags the commit with an optional message.