Bug 1253820 - Hammer JSON output uses inconsistent capitalization
Hammer JSON output uses inconsistent capitalization
Product: Red Hat Satellite 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Hammer (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: satellite6-bugs
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Reported: 2015-08-14 15:36 EDT by jcallaha
Modified: 2017-03-06 18:18 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Foreman Issue Tracker 17010 None None None 2016-10-19 07:45 EDT

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Description jcallaha 2015-08-14 15:36:09 EDT
Description of problem:
Hammer returns inconsistent capitalization in its json output. For example, a user trying to parse the id's in an output may have to handle 'ID', 'Id', and 'id'.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Satellite 6.1 GA

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run one of the two commands detailed in Additional Info, or your own choice.
2. run at least one more command
3. Check consistency for returned keys

Actual results:
keys are inconsistently capitalized

Expected results:
keys are inconsistently capitalized. I prefer lowercase for ease

Additional info:
hammer --output=json organization info --id="31"
  "Id": 31,
  "Name": "KVybjk",
  "Users": [

  "Smart proxies": [
      "name": "rhsm-qe-1.rhq.lab.eng.bos.redhat.com",
      "id": 1,
      "url": "https://rhsm-qe-1.rhq.lab.eng.bos.redhat.com:9090"
  "Templates": [
      "id": 44,
      "name": "Boot disk iPXE - generic host",
      "template_kind_id": 1,
      "template_kind_name": "Bootdisk"

hammer -v -u --output=json activation-key info --id="57"
  "Name": "rI6jNBJVaR",
  "ID": 57,
  "Description": null,
  "Content Host Limit": "Unlimited",
  "Auto Attach": true,
  "Lifecycle Environment": null,
  "Content View": null,
  "Host Collections": {
Comment 1 jcallaha 2015-08-19 11:03:59 EDT
Additionally, following the same naming conventions used in the API would be a smart choice. Since most of the JSON output is going to be parsed by machines, it makes sense to have our customers expect the same output between API and CLI.
Comment 3 Adam Ruzicka 2016-10-19 07:45:28 EDT
Created redmine issue http://projects.theforeman.org/issues/17010 from this bug
Comment 4 Bryan Kearney 2017-03-06 18:18:20 EST
An upstream issue for this has been created. When this is fixed, the next version of Satellite will carry the fix. We will no longer track this downstream.

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