community.general.flattened – return single list completely flattened

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection.

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

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

Synopsis

  • given one or more lists, this lookup will flatten any list elements found recursively until only 1 list is left.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
_terms
string / required
lists to flatten

Notes

Note

  • unlike ‘items’ which only flattens 1 level, this plugin will continue to flatten until it cannot find lists anymore.

  • aka highlander plugin, there can only be one (list).

Examples

- name: "'unnest' all elements into single list"
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "all in one list {{lookup('community.general.flattened', [1,2,3,[5,6]], [a,b,c], [[5,6,1,3], [34,a,b,c]])}}"

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
_raw
list / elements=string
success
flattened list



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