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Splunk_TA_tomcat - Extract has regex error?

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I'm working on ingesting some JIRA access logs which using Splunk_TA_tomcat. My field extractions aren't working and I'm trying to troubleshoot the issue.

Within the props.conf, I pulled out the regex extraction for the sourcetype tomcat:access:log and pasted it into However, regex101 came back with errors in the regex pattern - "An unescaped delimiter must be escaped with a backslash ()"

from props.conf:

EXTRACT-access = ^(?P<ip>(?:(?:25[0-5]|2[0-4][0-9]|[01]?[0-9][0-9]?)\.){3}(?:25[0-5]|2[0-4][0-9]|[01]?[0-9][0-9]?)|(?:[A-F0-9]{1,4}:){7}[A-F0-9]{1,4})\s-\s(?P<user>(-|\w+))\s\[\d+/\w+/\d{4}:\d{2}:\d{2}:\d{2}\s[\+\-]\d{4}\]\s"(?P<method>[A-Z]{3,7})\s(?P<request_uri>[\S]+)\s(?P<protocol>[\w/\.]+)"\s(?P<status>\d{3})\s(?P<bytes_sent>(?:\d+|-))$

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Here is a sample event: 576x4475468x5 userName [06/Mar/2018:09:36:20 -0800] "POST /jira/rest/analytics/1.0/publish/bulk HTTP/1.0" 200 - 6 "https://atlassian/jira/browse/ASSIGN-149353" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/64.0.3282.186 Safari/537.36" "etohye"

Wanted to know if the regex is faulty or if regex101 is wrong. Also an help on why my event isn't parsing correctly is appreciated.

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I know this answer is a bit old but I stumbled over this when trying to quickly find a simple regex for Tomcat instead of needing to install the TA.

In regards to this question, the regex is slightly incorrect. There are three "/" (forward-slashes) that need to be escaped, see below for the correct syntax. Your log file is also in the incorrect format and is likely from the wrong log source. The regex you shown is for tomcat_localhost_access logs. The log you posted looks to be httpd_access logs. Hopefully this might help someone else that stumbles over this in the future.

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