How To Enable Disable Triggers Using CI/CD in different Enviroments (DEV/PROD)

Anmol Ganju 166 Reputation points

I was following the blog ( to set end date in past to disable the trigger and set end date to future to enable the triggers, but once the trigger is in started state, we cannot change its behavior unless we disabled it and then change, this is rarely possible when we talk about Production environment, how to change the change the trigger end date when its in start state?

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  1. BhargavaGunnam-MSFT 27,566 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello @Anmol Ganju ,

    I was able to reproduce the issue from my end.


    After further research, I found out that this is expected behavior.

    To update an active Trigger(running) using the release, you will need to stop the triggers(manually or use Powershell) before the deployment and then restart after the release pipeline deployment is complete

    As mentioned in the below documentation, you can also use the PowerShell task to disable/enable triggers.

    Please check the "Updating active triggers" section in this docs:

    The document has steps on how to configure Powershell to achieve this.

    I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any further questions.


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