i am trying to understand the documentation surrounding SHOULD_LINEMERGE. It says the default is SHOULD_LINEMERGE = true and BREAK_ONLY_BEFORE_DATE = true. If my understanding is correct this means that if a logfile has multiple lines, the multiple lines will be part of one event that is indexed up until the next date/timestamp is found and then that would be another event.
However, they get indexed as one event and this is not what I want. A previous suggestion to me was to make SHOULD_LINEMERGE = false, however I do not think I want to do that because there are certain entries in the logfile that do span multiple lines.