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Template Defaults

v3.1 and after

Introduction

TemplateDefaults feature enables the user to configure the default template values in workflow spec level that will apply to all the templates in the workflow. If the template has a value that also has a default value in templateDefault, the Template's value will take precedence. These values will be applied during the runtime. Template values and default values are merged using Kubernetes strategic merge patch. To check whether and how list values are merged, inspect the patchStrategy and patchMergeKey tags in the workflow definition.

Configuring templateDefaults in WorkflowSpec

For example:

apiVersion: argoproj.io/v1alpha1
kind: Workflow
metadata:
  name: template-defaults-example
spec:
  entrypoint: main
  templateDefaults:
    timeout: 30s   # timeout value will be applied to all templates
    retryStrategy: # retryStrategy value will be applied to all templates
      limit: 2
  templates:
  - name: main
    container:
      image: docker/whalesay:latest
template defaults example

Configuring templateDefaults in Controller Level

Operator can configure the templateDefaults in workflowDefaults. This templateDefault will be applied to all the workflow which runs on the controller.

The following would be specified in the Config Map:

apiVersion: v1
kind: ConfigMap
metadata:
  name: workflow-controller-configmap
data:
  # Default values that will apply to all Workflows from this controller, unless overridden on the Workflow-level
  workflowDefaults: |
    metadata:
      annotations:
        argo: workflows
      labels:
        foo: bar
    spec:
      ttlStrategy:
        secondsAfterSuccess: 5
      templateDefaults:
        timeout: 30s