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Python custom env variables

Does anyone achieve Python runner env passing to mistral workflow. Here is what i mean

➜  st2 st2 run core.local cmd=env | grep -i st2_public_url
➜  st2```
for core.local runner ENV variable ST2_PUBLIC_URL is fine but for Python its not

```PIException: RemoteError: Remote error: UndefinedError 'dict object' has no attribute 'st2_public_url'```
In my workflow i use it as:
```Execution URL is: {{ env().st2_public_url }}"```

If i use for example {{ env().st2_execution_id }} its OK but custom vars are not

My plan is to have Jira comment which will provide public URL with execution ID:
```Execution URL is: {{ env().st2_public_url }}"//actionexecutions/{{ env().st2_execution_id }}```

Which will generate:
I can easy put var inside the workflow but i need to do it in any of my workflows which is not a good idea i want to have public URL Env var and use it in my actions

st2 run has -e option to pass env variable:

  -e, --inherit-env     Pass all the environment variables which are
                        accessible to the CLI as "env" parameter to the
                        action. Note: Only works with python, local and remote

Try that.

its a workflow I must check how to specify --inherit-env option inside action YAML. My sensors start the trigger > then workflow is kicked off ,so I don’t use RUN from CMD.

You can read ENV variable during the core.local action run. Use that within workflow to pass ENV variable further or write any conditional logic around ENV value.

Main goal:
get entire history URL from a workflow action task example:

5d41b94f52364c4ab1889dde = st2_execution_id or st2_action_execiton_id

Im searching for a VAR which will give me web public IP in which we login for GUI. I’m not talking about “env().st2_action_api_url” which is

Let me explain it in more details.

I have a workflow and in my notification task I put line below … notice {{ env().st2_public_url }} :

        action: MY_PACK.jira_comment_issue_with_role
          issue_key: "{{ _.issue_name }}"
          role: "MY ROLE"
          comment: |
              {{ _.fail_message }}
              {{ _.fail_message_detail }}
              Stackstorm execution task URL is: {{ env().st2_public_url }}/#/history/{{ env().st2_execution_id }}

st2_public_url is my personal env which I put in:

#cat /etc/default/st2actionrunner

When I run core.local I can see the ENV variable.

When my sensors catch jira ticket and pass the trigger it run the workflow and I get the errors below In which you can see ( last line ) it complain from "st2_public_url

P.S. There is no problem that env is in capital chars.

2019-07-31 15:35:04,899 140322733357488 WARNING mistral [-] Determining if <class 'mistralclient.api.base.APIException'> should be retried...
2019-07-31 15:35:04,899 140322733357488 ERROR callback [-] RemoteError: Remote error: UndefinedError 'dict object' has no attribute 'st2_public_url'
[u'Traceback (most recent call last):\n', u'  File "/opt/stackstorm/mistral/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/oslo_messaging/rpc/", line 157, in _process_incoming\n    res = self.dispatcher.dispatch(message)\n', u'  File "/opt/stackstorm/mistral/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/oslo_messaging/rpc/", line 213, in dispatch\n    return self._do_dispatch(endpoint, method, ctxt, args)\n', u'  File "/opt/stackstorm/mistral/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/oslo_messaging/rpc/", line 183, in _do_dispatch\n    result = func(ctxt, **new_args)\n', u'  File "/opt/stackstorm/mistral/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/mistral/engine/", line 157, in on_action_complete\n    return self.engine.on_action_complete(action_ex_id, result, wf_action)\n', u'  File "/opt/stackstorm/mistral/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/mistral/db/", line 81, in decorate\n    return _with_auth_context(auth_ctx, func, *args, **kw)\n', u'  File "/opt/stackstorm/mistral/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/tenacity/", line 292, in wrapped_f\n    return, *args, **kw)\n', u'  File "/opt/stackstorm/mistral/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/tenacity/", line 358, in call\n    do = self.iter(retry_state=retry_state)\n', u'  File "/opt/stackstorm/mistral/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/tenacity/", line 319, in iter\n    return fut.result()\n', u'  File "/opt/stackstorm/mistral/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/concurrent/futures/", line 455, in result\n    return self.__get_result()\n', u'  File "/opt/stackstorm/mistral/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/tenacity/", line 361, in call\n    result = fn(*args, **kwargs)\n', u'  File "/opt/stackstorm/mistral/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/mistral/db/", line 50, in _with_auth_context\n    return func(*args, **kw)\n', u'  File "/opt/stackstorm/mistral/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/mistral/engine/", line 94, in decorate\n    res = func(*args, **kw)\n', u'  File "/opt/stackstorm/mistral/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/osprofiler/", line 159, in wrapper\n    result = f(*args, **kwargs)\n', u'  File "/opt/stackstorm/mistral/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/mistral/engine/", line 140, in on_action_complete\n    action_handler.on_action_complete(action_ex, result)\n', u'  File "/opt/stackstorm/mistral/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/osprofiler/", line 159, in wrapper\n    result = f(*args, **kwargs)\n', u'  File "/opt/stackstorm/mistral/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/mistral/engine/", line 54, in on_action_complete\n    task_handler.schedule_on_action_complete(action_ex)\n', u'  File "/opt/stackstorm/mistral/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/mistral/engine/", line 437, in schedule_on_action_complete\n    _on_action_complete(action_ex)\n', u'  File "/opt/stackstorm/mistral/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/osprofiler/", line 159, in wrapper\n    result = f(*args, **kwargs)\n', u'  File "/opt/stackstorm/mistral/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/mistral/engine/", line 110, in _on_action_complete\n    task.on_action_complete(action_ex)\n', u'  File "/opt/stackstorm/mistral/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/osprofiler/", line 159, in wrapper\n    result = f(*args, **kwargs)\n', u'  File "/opt/stackstorm/mistral/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/mistral/engine/", line 365, in on_action_complete\n    self.complete(state, state_info)\n', u'  File "/opt/stackstorm/mistral/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/osprofiler/", line 159, in wrapper\n    result = f(*args, **kwargs)\n', u'  File "/opt/stackstorm/mistral/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/mistral/engine/", line 219, in complete\n    data_flow.publish_variables(self.task_ex, self.task_spec)\n', u'  File "/opt/stackstorm/mistral/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/mistral/workflow/", line 210, in publish_variables\n    task_ex.published = expr.evaluate_recursively(branch_vars, expr_ctx)\n', u'  File "/opt/stackstorm/mistral/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/mistral/expressions/", line 100, in evaluate_recursively\n    data[key] = _evaluate_item(data[key], context)\n', u'  File "/opt/stackstorm/mistral/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/mistral/expressions/", line 79, in _evaluate_item\n    return evaluate(item, context)\n', u'  File "/opt/stackstorm/mistral/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/mistral/expressions/", line 71, in evaluate\n    return evaluator.evaluate(expression, context)\n', u'  File "/opt/stackstorm/mistral/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/mistral/expressions/", line 150, in evaluate\n    result = cls._env.from_string(expression).render(**ctx)\n', u'  File "/opt/stackstorm/mistral/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/jinja2/", line 1008, in render\n    return self.environment.handle_exception(exc_info, True)\n', u'  File "/opt/stackstorm/mistral/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/jinja2/", line 780, in handle_exception\n    reraise(exc_type, exc_value, tb)\n', u'  File "<template>", line 1, in top-level template code\n', u"UndefinedError: 'dict object' has no attribute 'st2_public_url'\n"].
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/opt/stackstorm/st2/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/mistral_v2/", line 138, in callback
    cls._update_action_execution(url, data)
  File "/opt/stackstorm/st2/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/", line 49, in wrapped_f
    return Retrying(*dargs, **dkw).call(f, *args, **kw)
  File "/opt/stackstorm/st2/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/", line 206, in call
    return attempt.get(self._wrap_exception)
  File "/opt/stackstorm/st2/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/", line 247, in get
    six.reraise(self.value[0], self.value[1], self.value[2])
  File "/opt/stackstorm/st2/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/", line 200, in call
    attempt = Attempt(fn(*args, **kwargs), attempt_number, False)
  File "/opt/stackstorm/st2/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/mistral_v2/", line 91, in _update_action_execution
    client.action_executions.update(action_execution_id, **data)
  File "/opt/stackstorm/st2/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/mistralclient/api/v2/", line 67, in update
    return self._update('/action_executions/%s' % id, data)
  File "/opt/stackstorm/st2/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/mistralclient/api/", line 114, in _update
  File "/opt/stackstorm/st2/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/mistralclient/api/", line 160, in _raise_api_exception
**APIException: RemoteError: Remote error: UndefinedError 'dict object' has no attribute 'st2_public_url'**```

You can workaround that by saving public_url in st2 K/V storage and accessing it from mistral workflow.
Another way is to use core.local to print the ENV value and passing that task output to the next action within workflow.

Thank you for your advices. For Datastore im aware I was thinking of that. core.local is a good option I didn’t think of that.

How I didn’t it till now is one of my python actions I did

Action name: process_fields

import os
st2_public_url = os.environ[‘ST2_PUBLIC_URL’]
“st2_public_url”: st2_public_url <<<< here I publish it as task result.

then from workflow.

st2_public_url: “{{ task(‘process_fields’).result.result.st2_public_url }}”

I think the datastore is the more clean because its not tide with specific action.

The question is why is not working in doc it says it pass env also to Python runner

I found there is somewhat related bug reported in StackStorm: st2 run --inherit-env does not work for actions run with python-script runner · Issue #4676 · StackStorm/st2 · GitHub
Please include in that bug report that python runner doesn’t read ENV variables from outside at all, - that’ll bring a bit more info to the issue.

Thank you for your support. I found that issue but nobody respond there also “–inherit-en” is just a CLI option which does not work for me. Im trying to debug why is not working as we expect.

The main idea must be straight forward:

  • Put your custom vars in /etc/default/st2actionrunner
  • restart action runner - st2ctl restart-component st2actionrunner
  • you are done now all runners will have access to those vars with {{ env().MYVAR }}

I think that’s a perfectly valid use case.
If you think there is an improvement that will make workflows more useful, - please submit a feature request.

In a meantime, you have a workaround with core.local.

Talking about Mistral, - we’re deprecating that workflow engine in next releases (Roadmap — StackStorm 3.2dev documentation) in favor of Orquesta (Orquesta — StackStorm 3.1.0 documentation), so it makes more sense to compose your feature request around new engine.