Getting Data In

Complicated extraction in props.conf

cpeteman
Contributor

The jist of the search is that it removes lots of infomation from _raw and gives me back whats left AS msgdigest.

index=auth |rex mode=sed "s/[a-z]+\d{1,4}//" |rex mode=sed "s/user\s[a-z]+/user /" |rex mode=sed "s/(user|USER)=[a-z]+/user=/" |rex mode=sed "s/\d+//g" |rex mode=sed "s/(Jan|January|Feb|Febuary|Mar|March|Apr|April|May|Jun|June|Jul|July|Aug|August|Sep|September|Oct|October|Nov|November|Dec|December|Mon|Tue|Wed|Thu|Fri|Sat|Sun|PM|AM|PDT|PST)//g" |rex mode=sed "s/\s+/_/g"| rename _raw AS msgdigest |stats count by msgdigest

I want to find a way to make this work in prop.conf (or if I have to also using transforms.conf). Appreciate the help!!!!

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kristian_kolb
Ultra Champion

If you wish to do this at index time, and permanently remove the data before it's even written to an index, you can use SEDCMD in props.conf.

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/5.0.4/Admin/Propsconf

However, I don't think you should remove any timestamps.

Hope this helps,

Krisitian

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cpeteman
Contributor

The goal is not to remove permanently (you are right in thinking that would be bad 😉 but instead to have a new field without the parts I took out from _raw.

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