Stringify object-like metadata like "properties" when creating metrics

Registered by Pablo Rodriguez on 2016-09-27

Monasca API allows up to 16 metadata key/value pairs of type string associated to any metric, and Ceilosca takes the list of metadata items to publish from configuration file "monasca_field_definitions.yaml".

In case we include a non-string field (e.g. say need the "properties" JSON together with "size" and "status" metadata items for the image metrics):

    metadata:
        image:
            - size
            - status
            - properties

then we get the error: {"unprocessable_entity":{"code":422,"message":"Unable to process the provided JSON","details":"Can not deserialize instance of java.lang.String out of START_OBJECT token","internal_code":"3e9894ff81ef965"}}

Our suggestion is to include a new method "_value_meta_marshalling(kwargs)" to be invoked before "_mon_client.metrics.create" in order to stringify any JSON value_meta item found. This way object-like metadata items may get published to Monasca API with their string representations.

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