ansible.builtin.import_playbook – Import a playbook
This module is part of
ansible-core and included in all Ansible
installations. In most cases, you can use the short module name
import_playbook even without specifying the
However, we recommend you use the FQCN for easy linking to the module
documentation and to avoid conflicting with other collections that may have
the same module name.
New in version 2.4: of ansible.builtin
Includes a file with a list of plays to be executed.
Files with a list of plays can only be included at the top level.
You cannot use this action inside a play.
The name of the imported playbook is specified directly without any other option.
This is a core feature of Ansible, rather than a module, and cannot be overridden like a module.
The official documentation on the ansible.builtin.import_role module.
The official documentation on the ansible.builtin.import_tasks module.
The official documentation on the ansible.builtin.include_role module.
The official documentation on the ansible.builtin.include_tasks module.
- Including and importing
More information related to including and importing playbooks, roles and tasks.
- hosts: localhost tasks: - debug: msg: play1 - name: Include a play after another play import_playbook: otherplays.yaml - name: Set variables on an imported playbook import_playbook: otherplays.yml vars: service: httpd - name: This DOES NOT WORK hosts: all tasks: - debug: msg: task1 - name: This fails because I'm inside a play already import_playbook: stuff.yaml