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From "ASF subversion and git services (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CLOUDSTACK-1875) Add JSON output into cloudmonkey
Date Fri, 05 Apr 2013 17:39:17 GMT


ASF subversion and git services commented on CLOUDSTACK-1875:

Commit c75b11d13a49065554d492d5ed2fafc6bff9493e in branch refs/heads/master from [~grudzien]
[;h=c75b11d ]

CLOUDSTACK-1875: add JSON output to cloudmonkey

1. display = [default|json|tabularize] has been added in the config to replace tabularize
= [true|false]
2. tabularize is deprecated but we will still set it as "false" once the user removes it out
of their config to avoid throwing an error. This will be removed in the next major version.
3. display = "default" is added to the [ui] section of the config if it is not present.
4. You can now output JSON formatted text by setting the config display = json
5. You can now filter text in JSON output mode. (i.e. list users account=grudzien filter=account,id,email).
Filtered output returns a properly formatted JSON document.

1. Removed the printing of attr keys in read_config().

1. tabularize = [true|false] is now messaged as deprecated.

Signed-off-by: Justin Grudzien <>

> Add JSON output into cloudmonkey
> --------------------------------
>                 Key: CLOUDSTACK-1875
>                 URL:
>             Project: CloudStack
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>      Security Level: Public(Anyone can view this level - this is the default.) 
>          Components: Cloudmonkey
>    Affects Versions: 4.1.0, Future
>            Reporter: Justin Grudzien
>            Assignee: Justin Grudzien
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: newbie, patch
>   Original Estimate: 504h
>  Remaining Estimate: 504h
> Data in JSON format is very easy to read for large data sets. Presently, cloudmonkey
supports tabular or line based output and looking at large output tends to be problematic.
By adding JSON output with filtering, a user can more easily process and consume data. The
following items should make cloudmonkey data more easily consumable:
> 1. Need to format empty return messages with proper JSON messaging.
> 2. Need to standardize JSON output messaging.
>     A. Add return code [Error|Success] to all calls.
>     B. Add called API verb.
> 3. Count is not decreased in output set when filtering completely eliminates a result.
> 4. JSON printing needs to be implemented manually to support colors. Right now json.dumps()
pretty prints the output and changing the keys to support colors is problematic.
> 5. Color tagging needs to be added to JSON printing.
> 6. Error messages need to have proper JSON formatting.
> 7. Make color a passable option to a command instead of a config parameter. (i.e. list
users account=grudzien color=true)

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