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Hiera and custom facts [closed]

asked 2014-09-10 09:43:08 -0500

The old man gravatar image

Hi.

So seeing as hiera can use custom facts, what happens if the custom fact does not exist, does it error or does it just go down the hierarchy ?

I have a situation where some nodes have facts that doesn't exist in others.

I am aware I can add the facts if it doesn't exist using puppet, but would prefer to do this with facter and hiera only.

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answered 2014-09-10 09:50:42 -0500

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If the fact doesn't exist, it will be nil or undef.

If it is part of a hierarchy, then the resulting file won't exist and it will just get skipped. You'll see some messages about it when running in debug mode, but otherwise it will just work as usual.

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Makes sense and works. Thanks

The old man gravatar imageThe old man ( 2014-09-10 12:47:54 -0500 )edit

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