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The partial_search cookbook has been deprecated

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The partial_search cookbook has been deprecated and is no longer being maintained by its authors. Use of the partial_search cookbook is no longer recommended.


partial_search (6) Versions 1.0.2

Provides experimental interface to partial search API in Chef Software Hosted Chef for Chef-Client pre-12.0

cookbook 'partial_search', '= 1.0.2', :supermarket
cookbook 'partial_search', '= 1.0.2'
knife supermarket install partial_search
knife supermarket download partial_search
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Partial Search is a new search API currently available only on Opscode
Hosted Chef that can be used to reduce the network bandwidth and the
memory used by chef-client to process search results.

This cookbook provides an experimental interface to the partial search
API by providing a partial_search method that can be used instead of
the search method in your recipes.

The partial_search method allows you to retrieve just the attributes
of interest. For example, you can execute a search to return just the
name and IP addresses of the nodes in your infrastructure rather than
receiving an array of complete node objects and post-processing them.


Upload this cookbook and include it in the dependencies of any
cookbook where you would like to use partial_search.


When you call partial_search, you need to specify the key paths of the
attributes you want returned. Key paths are specified as an array
of strings. Each key path is mapped to a short name of your
choosing. Consider the following example:

partial_search(:node, 'role:web',
   :keys => { 'name' => [ 'name' ],
              'ip'   => [ 'ipaddress' ],
              'kernel_version' => [ 'kernel', 'version' ]
).each do |result|
  puts result['name']
  puts result['ip']
  puts result['kernel_version']

In the example above, two attributes will be extracted (on the
server) from the nodes that match the search query. The result will
be a simple hash with keys 'name' and 'ip'.


  • We would like your feedback on this feature and the interface
    provided by this cookbook. Please send comments to the chef-dev
    mailing list.

  • The partial search API will eventually be available in the Open Source Chef

  • The partial search API is available in Opscode Private Chef since

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you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
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Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
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