I just getting into Splunk and wondering if I can set the forwarder (maybe heavy forwarder) to merge different lines into one event.
The lines are not necessarily one after the other. I want to merge them by some unique Id.
Is it possible? Maybe not in the forwarder?
If it is not possible, What is the recommended way to handle this?
Adjacent lines can be merged using the right settings in props.conf, but that's only for heavy forwarders and indexers.
Merging non-adjacent lines at index time requires processing by a tool like Cribl or a custom script/utility. There are a few ways to merge events at search time.
--- If this reply helps you, an upvote would be appreciated.