Conflict between serverless and aws syntax in yml

Reading various forum posts has led me to this solution…

Change the serverless yml escape sequence:

variableSyntax: '\$<([ :a-zA-Z0-9._,\\-\\/\\(\\)]+?)>'

Change all of my serverless variable references to match the new syntax:

    DYNAMODB_TABLE: $<self:service>-$<opt:stage, self:provider.stage>

Now I can use AWS variables in the yml file:


Is there a better way to do this? I quickly stumbled into this conflict as a new user and got bogged down trying to find a work around.

Unfortunately, no.

The variableSyntax property is exposed to deal with this exact issue.