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I'm trying to rename a sourcetype, by why isn't my configuration working?

Champion

Hi,

I want to rename a sourcetype, but the following isn't working:

[log4j]
KV_MODE = auto
ANNOTATE_PUNCT = false
TRANSFORMS-changesourcetype = set_fc_catalina_out

[set_fc_catalina_out]
FORMAT = sourcetype::fc_catalina_out
DEST_KEY = MetaData:Sourcetype

Am I missing something?

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Re: I'm trying to rename a sourcetype, by why isn't my configuration working?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

It depends where in the process you are trying to rename this source type. Are you trying to rename this at the search layer or index layer?

What you are doing will rename the source type at parsing / index time.

If you are trying to do this to data that has already been indexed, you simply need to rename the data source:

[log4j]
rename = fc_catalina_out
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Champion

Doing it at the indexer layer, but it's not working. Would the indexers need to be restarted?

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Re: I'm trying to rename a sourcetype, by why isn't my configuration working?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Once you change a props / transforms, the indexers do need to be restarted.

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Re: I'm trying to rename a sourcetype, by why isn't my configuration working?

Champion

Tried all this - still no change.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Post your configurations.

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Re: I'm trying to rename a sourcetype, by why isn't my configuration working?

Builder
# with [<sourcetype>]:
rename = <string>
* Renames [<sourcetype>] as <string>
* With renaming, you can search for the [<sourcetype>] with
sourcetype=<string>
* To search for the original source type without renaming it, use the  field _sourcetype.
* Data from a a renamed sourcetype will only use the search-time configuration for the target
sourcetype. Field extractions (REPORTS/EXTRACT) for this stanza sourcetype will be ignored.
* Defaults to empty.
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