Ansible – loop over netsted variables

I’ve started using Ansible at my work, where we use it to deploy Splunk environments.

One of the things I needed to do is to provide a list of tcp ports to a “with_items” statement in a form of list.

I have this vars file and I needed to filter out only the TCP ports

    tcp: 5001
    udp: 5002
    tcp: 6001
    udp: 6002
    tcp: 7001
    udp: 7002

So here is how you can do it (in 2 steps) in Ansible.

    - name: set_fact
        tcp_ports: "{% for feed in port %}{{ port[feed]['tcp'] }},{% endfor %}"

    - name: print tcp ports
        msg: "{{ item }}"
      - "{{ (tcp_ports| regex_replace(',', '')).split (',') | list }}"

Of course you can replace the debug msg with whatever other action you need.
By the way, if you know how to do it in a single step please let me know.

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