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PropertyWithRequiredAndDefault

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The department is: Chef/RedundantCode

The full name of the cop is: Chef/RedundantCode/PropertyWithRequiredAndDefault


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Enabled Yes All Versions

When using properties in a custom resource you shouldn’t set a property to required and then provide a default value. If a property is required the user will always pass in a value and the default will never be used. In Chef Infra Client 13+ this became an error.

Examples

incorrect

property :bob, String, required: true, default: 'foo'

correct

property :bob, String, required: true

Configurable attributes

Name Default value Configurable values
Version Added 5.1.0 String
Include
  • **/resources/*.rb
  • **/libraries/*.rb
Array

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