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How to rename sourcetype in props.conf?

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Hi,

After setting up a listen on UDP port (514) for syslog using inputs.conf, I tried to change the sourcetype from syslog (set in inputs.conf) to syslog_nf. Thus, i used the first method

props.conf
[source::udp:514]
sourcetype = syslog_nf

this doesn't change anything!
However, when I do:
[syslog]
rename = syslog_nf

the change happens! Does anyone have any idea about this?

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Re: How to rename sourcetype in props.conf?

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Try changing the sourcetype directly in inputs.conf. Its simpler than doing the same thing through props.conf.

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Re: How to rename sourcetype in props.conf?

Influencer

Try this.

First define sourcetye in transforms.conf. Something like

[set_sourcetype_syslog_nf]
FORMAT = sourcetype::syslong_nf
DEST_KEY = MetaData:Sourcetype

Note: Check if you need any REGEX.

Then, in props.conf

[source::udp:514]  
TRANSFORMS-changesourcetype = set_sourcetype_syslog_nf

But, As somesoni2 commented, i would also suggest to set sourcetypes in inputs.conf

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