» Template Provider

The template provider exposes data sources to use templates to generate strings for other Terraform resources or outputs.

Use the navigation to the left to read about the available data sources.

» Example Usage

# Template for initial configuration bash script
data "template_file" "init" {
  template = "${file("init.tpl")}"
  vars = {
    consul_address = "${aws_instance.consul.private_ip}"

# Create a web server
resource "aws_instance" "web" {
  # ...

  user_data = "${data.template_file.init.rendered}"

For Terraform 0.12 and later, the template_file data source has been superseded by the templatefile function, which can be used directly in expressions without creating a separate data resource.