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import_tasks – Import a task list

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • Imports a list of tasks to be added to the current playbook for subsequent execution.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
free-form
-
The name of the imported file is specified directly without any other option.
Most keywords, including loops and conditionals, only applied to the imported tasks, not to this statement itself.
If you need any of those to apply, use include_tasks instead.

Notes

Note

  • This is a core feature of Ansible, rather than a module, and cannot be overridden like a module.

See Also

See also

import_playbook – Import a playbook
The official documentation on the import_playbook module.
import_role – Import a role into a play
The official documentation on the import_role module.
include_role – Load and execute a role
The official documentation on the include_role module.
include_tasks – Dynamically include a task list
The official documentation on the include_tasks module.
Including and Importing
More information related to including and importing playbooks, roles and tasks.

Examples

- hosts: all
  tasks:
    - debug:
        msg: task1

    - name: Include task list in play
      import_tasks: stuff.yaml

    - debug:
        msg: task10

- hosts: all
  tasks:
    - debug:
        msg: task1

    - name: Apply conditional to all imported tasks
      import_tasks: stuff.yaml
      when: hostvar is defined

Status

Red Hat Support

More information about Red Hat’s support of this module is available from this Red Hat Knowledge Base article.

Authors

  • Ansible Core Team (@ansible)

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