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  1. PuppetDB
  2. PDB-3903

PQL ~ operator matches empty strings incorrectly

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Duplicate
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: None
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    • Environment:

      PE 2018.1.0-rc14

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      Description

      It looks like the ~ operator treats an empty string as if it were a pair of double quotes ("").

      Both of the following return one record:

      inventory { certname = 'mycert' and facts.a.b = '' }
      inventory { certname = 'mycert' and facts.a.b ~ '^""$' }
      

      The following returns no records:

      inventory { certname = 'mycert' and facts.a.b ~ '...' }
      

      To be clear, the mycert node has a fact a.b that contains an empty string.

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              Reporter:
              daniel.parks Daniel Parks
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