Puppet Function: pick

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

Overview

pick()Any

Typically, this function is used to check for a value in the Puppet Dashboard/Enterprise Console, and failover to a default value like the following:

“`$real_jenkins_version = pick($::jenkins_version, '1.449')“`

> Note:

The value of $real_jenkins_version will first look for a top-scope variable
called 'jenkins_version' (note that parameters set in the Puppet Dashboard/
Enterprise Console are brought into Puppet as top-scope variables), and,
failing that, will use a default value of 1.449.

Returns:

  • (Any)

    the first value in a list of values that is not undefined or an empty string.



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# File 'modules/stdlib/lib/puppet/parser/functions/pick.rb', line 5

newfunction(:pick, :type => :rvalue, :doc => <<-EOS
  @summary
    This function is similar to a coalesce function in SQL in that it will return
    the first value in a list of values that is not undefined or an empty string.

  @return
    the first value in a list of values that is not undefined or an empty string.

  Typically, this function is used to check for a value in the Puppet
  Dashboard/Enterprise Console, and failover to a default value like the following:

  ```$real_jenkins_version = pick($::jenkins_version, '1.449')```

  > *Note:*
    The value of $real_jenkins_version will first look for a top-scope variable
    called 'jenkins_version' (note that parameters set in the Puppet Dashboard/
    Enterprise Console are brought into Puppet as top-scope variables), and,
    failing that, will use a default value of 1.449.
EOS
           ) do |args|
  args = args.compact
  args.delete(:undef)
  args.delete(:undefined)
  args.delete('')
  raise Puppet::ParseError, 'pick(): must receive at least one non empty value' if args[0].to_s.empty?
  return args[0]
end