For one of my terraform tasks, I needed all the possible combinations of elements from all given sets. For example, there are two sets.

```
set1 = ["a","b","c"]
set2 = [1,2]
```

The expected result is,

```
[["a",1], ["a",2],["b",1],["b",2],["c",1],["c",2]]
```

After searching about this, I learned that such a concept is called the Cartesian Product. From the Wikipedia definition,

the

Cartesian productof two setsAandB, denotedA×B, is the set of all ordered pairs (a,b) whereais inAandbis inB.

In my mind, I thought there had to be a nested for looping & tried something and failed miserably.

**But we think from the Programmer’s perspective, but Terraform is not a Programming Language.**

Hence, After searching a lot, I came across this amazing function called setproduct, which basically provides Cartesian product out of the box,

```
locals{
b = ["a", "b", "c"]
a = [1, 2]
}
output "example" {
value = setproduct(local.b, local.a)}
```

and the output is amazing and lifesaving,

```
[
[
"a",
1,
],
[
"a",
2,
],
[
"b",
1,
],
[
"b",
2,
],
[
"c",
1,
],
[
"c",
2,
],
]
```

If you have successfully created a cartesian product without using `setproduct()`

, do comment here :)

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