community.general.cartesian – returns the cartesian product of lists

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 2.2.0).

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.general.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.cartesian.

Synopsis

  • Takes the input lists and returns a list that represents the product of the input lists.

  • It is clearer with an example, it turns [1, 2, 3], [a, b] into [1, a], [1, b], [2, a], [2, b], [3, a], [3, b]. You can see the exact syntax in the examples section.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
_raw
string / required
a set of lists

Examples

- name: Example of the change in the description
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "{{ lookup('community.general.cartesian', [1,2,3], [a, b])}}"

- name: loops over the cartesian product of the supplied lists
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "{{item}}"
  with_community.general.cartesian:
    - "{{list1}}"
    - "{{list2}}"
    - [1,2,3,4,5,6]

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this lookup:

Key Returned Description
_list
list / elements=list
success
list of lists composed of elements of the input lists



Authors

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