Need some assistance here please:
I am running an rpc against my qfx switch:
results = dev.rpc.get_evpn_database_information(mac_address='18:66:da:94:ab:23',normalize=True)
this is returning correctly.
when there is no entry the results is None.
But when there is an entry a etree.dump(results) gives me:
<evpn-database-information> <evpn-database-instance style="normal"> <instance-name>default-switch</instance-name> <mac-entry style="normal"> <vni-id>96</vni-id> <mac-address>18:66:da:94:ab:23</mac-address> <active-source>172.16.111.3</active-source> <active-source-timestamp>Nov 02 13:37:51</active-source-timestamp> </mac-entry> </evpn-database-instance></evpn-database-information>
yet when I try to access an element by using a results.find() or results.findall() etc I always get back None??
example I have tried so far:
str1 = results.find("mac-entry")
str1 = results.find("evpn-database-information/evpn-database-instance/mac-entry")
I wish to access some elements of the response to use as input for further rpc calls.
I have used an external XPath checker website to check the syntax and all looks ok.
any comments please.
I think it should be results.find("evpn-database-instance/mac-entry") as the result is parked at <evpn-database-information> element. Let me know if it works.