Puppet Function: getvar

Defined in:
puppet/modules/stdlib/lib/puppet/parser/functions/getvar.rb
Function type:
Ruby 3.x API

Overview

getvar()Any

Lookup a variable in a remote namespace.

For example:

$foo = getvar('site::data::foo')
# Equivalent to $foo = $site::data::foo

This is useful if the namespace itself is stored in a string:

$datalocation = 'site::data'
$bar = getvar("${datalocation}::bar")
# Equivalent to $bar = $site::data::bar

Returns:

  • (Any)


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# File 'puppet/modules/stdlib/lib/puppet/parser/functions/getvar.rb', line 3

newfunction(:getvar, :type => :rvalue, :doc => <<-'ENDHEREDOC') do |args|

  unless args.length == 1
  Lookup a variable in a remote namespace.

  For example:

      $foo = getvar('site::data::foo')
      # Equivalent to $foo = $site::data::foo

  This is useful if the namespace itself is stored in a string:

      $datalocation = 'site::data'
      $bar = getvar("${datalocation}::bar")
      # Equivalent to $bar = $site::data::bar
  ENDHEREDOC
    raise Puppet::ParseError, ("getvar(): wrong number of arguments (#{args.length}; must be 1)")
  end

  begin
    result = nil
    catch(:undefined_variable) do
      result = self.lookupvar("#{args[0]}")
    end

    # avoid relying on incosistent behaviour around ruby return values from catch
    result
  rescue Puppet::ParseError # Eat the exception if strict_variables = true is set
  end

end