In my data source object, I check to make sure it resolves to a single entity. if it doesn’t, I print out an error message. However, I would like to specify which data source object cannot resolve to a single entity for the end user to fix. I can’t find a way to obtain the resource address (not the ID), like aws_ami.MyAMI, of the data source.
This isn’t currently possible, but is something we’re discussing over the longer term. But the address (and more) information should already be surfaced to the user when you return an error. Is that not happening for you?
No that is not happening, but maybe because I am not returning the error properly. I just return a diag.Errorf(“my error statement”) but then that is all I see in the TF output so I can’t tell which resource has the error to know what to fix.
Hmmm. What version of Terraform are you using? What version of the Plugin SDK? Terraform should be decorating the error with information on the resource that created the error… I’d love to see an example of the output you’re getting. I recall some bugs in earlier versions of Terraform where error output wouldn’t always be complete, but that should have been resolved for a bit now.