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Provider Configuration

The provider.Provider struct looks like:

type Provider struct {
	// Name of plugin
	Name string
	// Version of the provider
	Version string
	// Configure the provider and return context
	Configure func(logger hclog.Logger, providerConfig interface{}) (schema.ClientMeta, error)
	// ResourceMap is all resources supported by this plugin
	ResourceMap map[string]*schema.Table
	// Configuration decoded from configure request
	Config func() Config
	// Logger to call, this logger is passed to the serve.Serve Client, if not define Serve will create one instead.
	Logger hclog.Logger
	// ErrorClassifier allows the provider to classify errors it produces during table execution, and return them as diagnostics to the user.
	// Classifier function may return empty slice if it cannot meaningfully convert the error into diagnostics. In this case
	// the error will be converted by the SDK into diagnostic at ERROR level and RESOLVING type.
	ErrorClassifier func(meta schema.ClientMeta, resource string, err error) []diag.Diagnostic
	// ...internal fields...

(Full definition in repository)

When creating a provider instance, the SDK decodes the configuration (from the user) into the data structure returned from the Config method.

// Config Every provider implements a resources field we only want to extract that in fetch execution
type Config interface {
	// Example returns a configuration example (with comments) so user clients can generate an example config
	Example() string

Config is an interface and it's supposed to be owned by the provider, containing necessary configuration values. The interface requires an Example() string method to be implemented, to generate an example config to use in cloudquery init.

After configuration is decoded into the data structure provided by Config, the method set in Configure is called. This method takes the decoded config and initializes a client for the provider.

The returned client is then used per table and if a multiplexer is enabled it's passed on to the multiplexer to be copied.