Bootstrap FreeKB - Ansible - Round an integer up or down using the round filter
Ansible - Round an integer up or down using the round filter

Updated:   |  Ansible articles

round is a Jinja2 filter, used to commonly used to round up or round down an integer. In this example, 1.7 will be rounded.

---
- hosts: localhost
  tasks:
  - name: round 1.7
    debug: 
      msg: "{{ 1.7 | round }}"
...

 

Which should return 2.0.

TASK [round 1.7]
ok: [localhost] => {
    "msg": "2.0"
}

 

Round accepts two arguments. The first argument is the precision and the second argument is the rounding method to use. When no arguments are specified, the precision is 0 and the method is common, like this.

---
- hosts: localhost
  tasks:
  - name: round 2.4 common
    debug: 
      msg: "{{ 2.4 | round(0, 'common') }}"
...

 

Which should return 2.0.

TASK [round 1.7 common] 
ok: [localhost] => {
    "msg": "2.0"
}

 

The precision argument tells round how many decimals to round.

---
- hosts: localhost
  tasks:
  - name: round 2.45 common
    debug:
      msg: "{{ 2.45 | round(1, 'common') }}"
...

 

Which should return 2.5.

TASK [round 2.45 common] 
ok: [localhost] => {
    "msg": "2.5"
}

 

The second argument is the rounding method, which can be common (either round up or down), ceil (always round up) or floor (always round down). In this example, 1.77 will be rounded down.

---
- hosts: localhost
  tasks:
  - name: round 1.67 down
    debug:
      msg: "{{ 1.67 | round(1, 'floor') }}"
...

 

Which should return 1.7.

TASK [round 1.67 down]
ok: [localhost] => {
    "msg": "1.6"
}

 

Notice that round returns a decimal. If you want to return a whole number, you can pipe through the int filter, like this.

- hosts: localhost
  tasks:
  - name: round 1.67123 to a whole number
    debug:
      msg: "{{ 1.67123 | round | int }}"
...

 

Which should return a whole number.

TASK [round 1.67123 to a whole number] 
ok: [localhost] => {
    "msg": "2"
}

 

If you are adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing and want to return a whole number, put the math inside of parenthesis.

---
- hosts: localhost
  tasks:
  - name: round to a whole number
    debug:
      msg: "{{ ((11.7 - 4.765) * 3.92) | round | int }}"
...

 

Which should return a whole number.

TASK [round to a whole number] 
ok: [localhost] => {
    "msg": "27"
}

 

Let's say you are using the vars plugin to create a variable. In this example, the foo variable contains a value of 1.7. Notice in this example that the value is not wrapped in quotes. If the value were wrapped in quotes, the value would be interpreted as a string, not an integer.

vars:
  foo: 1.7

 

Here is how you would round the foo variable. Notice that foo is not wrapped in quotes, so that foo is interpreted as a variable, not a string.

---
- hosts: localhost
  tasks:
  - name: round the 'foo' variable
    debug:
      msg: "{{ foo | round }}"
...

 

The following should be returned.

TASK [round the 'foo' variable]
ok: [localhost] => {
    "msg": "2.0"
}



Did you find this article helpful?

If so, consider buying me a coffee over at Buy Me A Coffee



Comments


Add a Comment


Please enter 1676e0 in the box below so that we can be sure you are a human.