Hey y'all - I'm sure this question has been asked ...
# python
Hey y'all - I'm sure this question has been asked before but Google and the Pulumi AI aren't helping me find an answer. I want to tag a Azure resource I am creating with the date it was created. My idea is that I need to instantiate a string when a stack is created, pulling the current date and 'saving' that. Then when I
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the next day it doesn't try to change the tag. I tried
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class CurrentDateComponent(pulumi.ComponentResource):
    def __init__(self, name: str, opts: Optional[pulumi.ResourceOptions] = None):
        super().__init__('custom:resource:CurrentDateComponent', name, None, opts)
        self.date = datetime.now(UTC).date().strftime('%Y-%m-%d')  # Store the current UTC date in ISO format

current_date = CurrentDateComponent("currentDate").date
and this seems to work. But, the resource shows as
the entire time the stack is being created. What is an easy way to do this?
Also hey @miniature-musician-31262 👋 😄
Why did you make a component resource for that? Can't you just tag the resource with
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current_date = datetime.now(UTC).date().strftime('%Y-%m-%d')

resource1 = SomeAzureResource(..., tags={"created_at": current_date})

resource2 = SomeAzureResource(..., tags={"created_at": current_date})
This should update the resource every time you run
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if the value of
has changed compared to the previous run.
If you don't want to update the tag every time you run
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but only if some property of the resource changes (other than the tag) you can use the ignoreChanges resource option for that and ignore changes to the