community.general.vertica_schema module – Adds or removes Vertica database schema and roles

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 6.3.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.general. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

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

Synopsis

  • Adds or removes Vertica database schema and, optionally, roles with schema access privileges.

  • A schema will not be removed until all the objects have been dropped.

  • In such a situation, if the module tries to remove the schema it will fail and only remove roles created for the schema if they have no dependencies.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • unixODBC

  • pyodbc

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

cluster

string

Name of the Vertica cluster.

Default: "localhost"

create_roles

aliases: create_role

string

Comma separated list of roles to create and grant usage and create access to the schema.

db

string

Name of the Vertica database.

login_password

string

The password used to authenticate with.

login_user

string

The username used to authenticate with.

Default: "dbadmin"

owner

string

Name of the user to set as owner of the schema.

port

string

Vertica cluster port to connect to.

Default: "5433"

schema

aliases: name

string / required

Name of the schema to add or remove.

state

string

Whether to create present, or drop absent a schema.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

usage_roles

aliases: usage_role

string

Comma separated list of roles to create and grant usage access to the schema.

Notes

Note

  • The default authentication assumes that you are either logging in as or sudo’ing to the dbadmin account on the host.

  • This module uses pyodbc, a Python ODBC database adapter. You must ensure that unixODBC and pyodbc is installed on the host and properly configured.

  • Configuring unixODBC for Vertica requires Driver = /opt/vertica/lib64/libverticaodbc.so to be added to the Vertica section of either /etc/odbcinst.ini or $HOME/.odbcinst.ini and both ErrorMessagesPath = /opt/vertica/lib64 and DriverManagerEncoding = UTF-16 to be added to the Driver section of either /etc/vertica.ini or $HOME/.vertica.ini.

Examples

- name: Creating a new vertica schema
  community.general.vertica_schema: name=schema_name db=db_name state=present

- name: Creating a new schema with specific schema owner
  community.general.vertica_schema: name=schema_name owner=dbowner db=db_name state=present

- name: Creating a new schema with roles
  community.general.vertica_schema:
    name=schema_name
    create_roles=schema_name_all
    usage_roles=schema_name_ro,schema_name_rw
    db=db_name
    state=present

Authors

  • Dariusz Owczarek (@dareko)