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Is it possible to define a leaf-list of type union


#1

Is it allowed to define a leaf-list something like this

leaf-list entry-match {
type union {
type int32;
type string;
type enum {
enum any;
enum first;
enum second;
}
type binary;
}
}


#2

Absolutely (you could just try it:-). But given how the YANG union type is defined (see eg RFC 6020), that exact definition of the union probably doesn’t do what you want. E.g. the enum values, and any binary value, will match the string type, and the enumeration and binary union members are effectively redundant. The basic rule is that if type definitions overlap, you probably want the more specific types earlier in the member order. Moving type string to make it come after type binary would achieve that. Another alternative would be to keep the order, but add length and/or pattern restrictions that exclude the enum and binary values to the string definition.