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csvfile – read data from a TSV or CSV file

Synopsis

  • The csvfile lookup reads the contents of a file in CSV (comma-separated value) format. The lookup looks for the row where the first column matches keyname, and returns the value in the second column, unless a different column is specified.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
col
-
Default:
"1"
column to return (0 index).
default
-
Default:
""
what to return if the value is not found in the file.
delimiter
-
Default:
"TAB"
field separator in the file, for a tab you can specify "TAB" or "t".
encoding
-
added in 2.1
Default:
"utf-8"
Encoding (character set) of the used CSV file.
file
-
Default:
"ansible.csv"
name of the CSV/TSV file to open.

Notes

Note

  • The default is for TSV files (tab delimited) not CSV (comma delimited) ... yes the name is misleading.

Examples

- name:  Match 'Li' on the first column, return the second column (0 based index)
  debug: msg="The atomic number of Lithium is {{ lookup('csvfile', 'Li file=elements.csv delimiter=,') }}"

- name: msg="Match 'Li' on the first column, but return the 3rd column (columns start counting after the match)"
  debug: msg="The atomic mass of Lithium is {{ lookup('csvfile', 'Li file=elements.csv delimiter=, col=2') }}"

- name: Define Values From CSV File
  set_fact:
    loop_ip: "{{ lookup('csvfile', bgp_neighbor_ip +' file=bgp_neighbors.csv delimiter=, col=1') }}"
    int_ip: "{{ lookup('csvfile', bgp_neighbor_ip +' file=bgp_neighbors.csv delimiter=, col=2') }}"
    int_mask: "{{ lookup('csvfile', bgp_neighbor_ip +' file=bgp_neighbors.csv delimiter=, col=3') }}"
    int_name: "{{ lookup('csvfile', bgp_neighbor_ip +' file=bgp_neighbors.csv delimiter=, col=4') }}"
    local_as: "{{ lookup('csvfile', bgp_neighbor_ip +' file=bgp_neighbors.csv delimiter=, col=5') }}"
    neighbor_as: "{{ lookup('csvfile', bgp_neighbor_ip +' file=bgp_neighbors.csv delimiter=, col=6') }}"
    neigh_int_ip: "{{ lookup('csvfile', bgp_neighbor_ip +' file=bgp_neighbors.csv delimiter=, col=7') }}"
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
_raw
-
value(s) stored in file column



Status

Authors

  • Jan-Piet Mens (@jpmens) <jpmens(at)gmail.com>

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