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Is it ok to use ellipsis wildcard more than once?

Junie
New Member

Is it ok to use ellipsis wildcards (...) more than once to recurses through directories in props.conf's spec stanza?

My path to log: /data/2019/12/22/Site/Engineering/Planning/ip-10-123-45-678/user.log

The spec stanza: [source::/data/.../Planning/.../user.log]
Is this valid?

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kamlesh_vaghela
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

@Junie

I can see the multiple use of ellipsis in the example of stanza pattern collisions: section. Here, below example took for the explanation of stanza pattern collisions so the answer is YES. But if you have multiple stanzas having multiple ellipsis pattern then you should consider pattern collision also.

Example :

[source::...a...]
sourcetype = a

[source::...z...]
sourcetype = z

You can find same example in below link also.

https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Admin/propsconf#GLOBAL_SETTINGS

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kamlesh_vaghela
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

@Junie

I can see the multiple use of ellipsis in the example of stanza pattern collisions: section. Here, below example took for the explanation of stanza pattern collisions so the answer is YES. But if you have multiple stanzas having multiple ellipsis pattern then you should consider pattern collision also.

Example :

[source::...a...]
sourcetype = a

[source::...z...]
sourcetype = z

You can find same example in below link also.

https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Admin/propsconf#GLOBAL_SETTINGS

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Junie
New Member

Thank you very much!

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