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include_tasks – Dynamically include a task list

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • Includes a file with a list of tasks to be executed in the current playbook.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
apply
string
added in 2.7
Accepts a hash of task keywords (e.g. tags, become) that will be applied to the tasks within the include.
file
string
added in 2.7
The name of the imported file is specified directly without any other option.
Unlike import_tasks, most keywords, including loop, with_items, and conditionals, apply to this statement.
The do until loop is not supported on include_tasks.
free-form
-
Supplying a file name via free-form - include_tasks: file.yml of a file to be included is the equivalent of specifying an argument of file.

Notes

Note

  • This is a core feature of the Ansible, rather than a module, and cannot be overridden like a module.

See Also

See also

import_playbook – Import a playbook
The official documentation on the import_playbook module.
import_role – Import a role into a play
The official documentation on the import_role module.
import_tasks – Import a task list
The official documentation on the import_tasks module.
include_role – Load and execute a role
The official documentation on the include_role module.
Including and Importing
More information related to including and importing playbooks, roles and tasks.

Examples

- hosts: all
  tasks:
    - debug:
        msg: task1

    - name: Include task list in play
      include_tasks: stuff.yaml

    - debug:
        msg: task10

- hosts: all
  tasks:
    - debug:
        msg: task1

    - name: Include task list in play only if the condition is true
      include_tasks: "{{ hostvar }}.yaml"
      when: hostvar is defined

- name: Apply tags to tasks within included file
  include_tasks:
    file: install.yml
    apply:
      tags:
        - install
  tags:
    - always

- name: Apply tags to tasks within included file when using free-form
  include_tasks: install.yml
  args:
    apply:
      tags:
        - install
  tags:
    - always

Status

Red Hat Support

More information about Red Hat’s support of this module is available from this Red Hat Knowledge Base article.

Authors

  • Ansible Core Team (@ansible)

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