I want to end up with a filed called mapi_err that contains a MAPI error string. I am looking at the third line in a multi-line event which may look like:
Unpopulated address list - can't resolve names: MAPI_E_NOT_FOUND
or it may look like
Unable to create MAPI message in Outbox, HR=80040115
In the first case, the error string is in the event, MAPI_E_NOT_FOUND, so I can just extract any ": MAPI_*". In the second case, I need to extract the hex error code, 80040115, after "HR=" and then do a lookup in a CSV to get the MAPI error string. I can't figure out a way to accommodate both event formats in a search string. I've gotten the full line into mapierrfull and then tried:
rex field=mapi_err_full ": (?<mapi_err>MAPI_.*)" | rex field=mapi_err_full "HR=(?<mapi_err_hex>[0-9]+)" | lookup MAPIErrorCodes "Hex" as mapi_err_hex OUTPUT "Code" as mapi_err
I really only want to do the lookup if mapi_err_hex is defined. Otherwise, when the lookup fails for events without a mapi_err_hex, it destroys the good value already in mapi_err. Do I have to resort to two separate extractions in props.conf?
Ahh, yes, exactly what I was looking for. I was thinking about an if() statement or field aliasing, some way to choose between two values or to combine them. I didn't know about coalesce. Works great, thanks!