runway.cfngin.lookups.handlers.envvar module

Environment variable lookup.

class runway.cfngin.lookups.handlers.envvar.EnvvarLookup[source]

Bases: runway.lookups.handlers.base.LookupHandler

Environment variable lookup.

classmethod handle(value: str, **_: Any)str[source]

Retrieve an environment variable.


value – Parameter(s) given to this lookup.


# With CFNgin we would reference the environment variable like this:
conf_key: ${envvar ENV_VAR_NAME}

You can optionally store the value in a file, ie:

$ cat envvar_value.txt

and reference it within CFNgin (NOTE: the path should be relative to the CFNgin config file):

conf_key: ${envvar file://envvar_value.txt}

# Both of the above would resolve to
conf_key: ENV_VALUE
classmethod dependencies(_LookupHandler__lookup_query: VariableValue)Set[str]

Calculate any dependencies required to perform this lookup.

Note that lookup_query may not be (completely) resolved at this time.

classmethod format_results(value: Any, get: Optional[str] = None, load: Optional[str] = None, transform: Optional[str] = None, **kwargs: Any)Any

Format results to be returned by a lookup.

  • value – Data collected by the Lookup.

  • get – Nested value to get from a dictionary like object.

  • load – Parser to use to parse a formatted string before the get and transform method.

  • transform – Convert the final value to a different data type before returning it.


TypeError – If get is provided but the value value is not a dictionary like object.

Runs the following actions in order:

  1. load() if load is provided.

  2. runway.util.MutableMap.find() or dict.get() depending on the data type if get is provided.

  3. transform() if transform is provided.

classmethod load(value: Any, parser: Optional[str] = None, **kwargs: Any)Any

Load a formatted string or object into a python data type.

First action taken in format_results(). If a lookup needs to handling loading data to process it before it enters format_results(), is should use args.pop('load') to prevent the data from being loaded twice.

  • value – What is being loaded.

  • parser – Name of the parser to use.


The loaded value.

classmethod parse(value: str)Tuple[str, Dict[str, str]]

Parse the value passed to a lookup in a standardized way.


value – The raw value passed to a lookup.


The lookup query and a dict of arguments

classmethod transform(value: Any, *, to_type: Optional[str] = 'str', **kwargs: Any)Any

Transform the result of a lookup into another datatype.

Last action taken in format_results(). If a lookup needs to handling transforming the data in a way that the base class can’t support it should overwrite this method of the base class to register different transform methods.

  • value – What is to be transformed.

  • to_type – The type the value will be transformed into.


The transformed value.