netbox.netbox.netbox_custom_field module – Creates, updates or deletes custom fields within NetBox

Note

This module is part of the netbox.netbox collection (version 3.8.1).

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 netbox.netbox. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: netbox.netbox.netbox_custom_field.

New in netbox.netbox 3.6.0

Synopsis

  • Creates, updates or removes custom fields from NetBox

Requirements

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

  • pynetbox

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

cert

any

Certificate path

data

dictionary / required

Defines the custom field

choices

list / elements=string

List of available choices (for selection fields)

content_types

list / elements=any

The content type(s) to apply this custom field to

default

any

Default value of the custom field

description

string

Description of the custom field

filter_logic

any

Filter logic of the custom field

label

string

Label of the custom field

name

string / required

Name of the custom field

object_type

string

added in netbox.netbox 3.7.0

The object type of the custom field (if any)

required

boolean

Whether the custom field is required

Choices:

  • false

  • true

type

string

The type of custom field

Choices:

  • "text"

  • "longtext"

  • "integer"

  • "boolean"

  • "date"

  • "url"

  • "json"

  • "select"

  • "multiselect"

  • "object"

  • "multiobject"

validation_maximum

integer

The maximum allowed value (for numeric fields)

validation_minimum

integer

The minimum allowed value (for numeric fields)

validation_regex

string

The regular expression to enforce on text fields

weight

integer

Fields with higher weights appear lower in a form

netbox_token

string / required

The NetBox API token.

netbox_url

string / required

The URL of the NetBox instance.

Must be accessible by the Ansible control host.

query_params

list / elements=string

This can be used to override the specified values in ALLOWED_QUERY_PARAMS that are defined

in plugins/module_utils/netbox_utils.py and provides control to users on what may make

an object unique in their environment.

state

string

The state of the object.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

validate_certs

any

If no, SSL certificates will not be validated.

This should only be used on personally controlled sites using a self-signed certificates.

Default: true

Notes

Note

  • This should be ran with connection local and hosts localhost

Examples

- name: "Test NetBox custom_fields module"
  connection: local
  hosts: localhost
  tasks:
    - name: Create a custom field on device and virtual machine
      netbox_custom_field:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          content_types:
            - dcim.device
            - virtualization.virtualmachine
          name: A Custom Field
          type: text

    - name: Update the custom field to make it required
      netbox_custom_field:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          name: A Custom Field
          required: yes

    - name: Delete the custom field
      netbox_custom_field:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          name: A Custom Field
        state: absent

Return Values

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

Key

Description

custom_field

dictionary

Serialized object as created/existent/updated/deleted within NetBox

Returned: always

msg

string

Message indicating failure or info about what has been achieved

Returned: always

Authors

  • Martin Rødvand (@rodvand)