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Sandeep

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Jun 6, 2021, 10:58:51 AM6/6/21
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Hi All

any code that is modularized from the re-usability point is called child module (example: ec2.tf). 
This child module can be used by any number of terraform code, by just having a module block and providing source of the child module

example: 
provider {...
}..
..
module "calling_module"{
source = "./ec2.ff"
}


Confusion is, this calling configuration file is called root module, this is also called parent module, this is also called calling module? 

what exactly it is called?

thanks

Fernando 🐼

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Jun 6, 2021, 11:28:52 AM6/6/21
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I've always seen it referred as root module. 
And it needs to be a folder, not a file like your example seems to indicate 

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Sandeep

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Jun 6, 2021, 1:28:46 PM6/6/21
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thanks Fernando, I got it now.
yes I have wrongly mentioned  source = "./ec2.ff", it should be  source = "./folder_of_child_module"

thanks you
Sandeep 

Alexandra Freeman

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Jun 21, 2021, 10:30:30 AM6/21/21
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