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KV_Mode Splunk 6 not Working

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We have an XML log file that properly gets extracted in Splunk 5, but in Splunk 6 it doesn't properly identify the events. Events seem to be occurring at random in the search results - it doesn't seem to be honoring the KV_Mode. We get 5 events listed with only 2 XML events being sent.

Input XML (2 Events)

<CustomEvent>
<CreatedOn>2013-09-29T16:47:12</CreatedOn>
<EventType>urn:mycustomevent</EventType>
<Body>
<EventType2>action:login</EventType2>
<EventDateTime>2013-09-29T16:47:12</EventDateTime>

<EventDetails />
</Body>
</CustomEvent>
<CustomEvent>
<CreatedOn>2013-09-29T18:47:12</CreatedOn>
<EventType>urn:mycustomevent</EventType>
<Body>
<EventType2>action:logout</EventType2>
<EventDateTime>2013-09-29T16:47:12</EventDateTime>

<EventDetails />
</Body>
</CustomEvent>

Output Events (5 Events)

  1. <CustomEvent>
  2. <CreatedOn>2013-09-29T18:47:12</CreatedOn> <EventType>urn:mycustomevent</EventType> <Body> <EventType2>action:logout</EventType2>
  3. <EventDateTime>2013-09-29T16:47:12</EventDateTime>
    <EventDetails /> </Body> </CustomEvent>
  4. <EventDateTime>2013-09-29T16:47:12</EventDateTime>
    <EventDetails /> </Body> </CustomEvent> <CustomEvent>
  5. <CreatedOn>2013-09-29T16:47:12</CreatedOn> <EventType>urn:mycustomevent</EventType> <Body> <EventType2>action:login</EventType2>
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1 Solution

Communicator

This had nothing to do with Splunk 6. I was missing the following in my props.config. This was done in etc/system/local/props.config at a global scope in our PROD configuration, but wasn't present in our DEV instance apps/customApp/local/props.config local scope.

[customsourcetype]
BREAK_ONLY_BEFORE = ^<CustomEvent
SHOULD_LINEMERGE = true
MAX_TIMESTAMP_LOOKAHEAD=200
KV_MODE = xml

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Communicator

This had nothing to do with Splunk 6. I was missing the following in my props.config. This was done in etc/system/local/props.config at a global scope in our PROD configuration, but wasn't present in our DEV instance apps/customApp/local/props.config local scope.

[customsourcetype]
BREAK_ONLY_BEFORE = ^<CustomEvent
SHOULD_LINEMERGE = true
MAX_TIMESTAMP_LOOKAHEAD=200
KV_MODE = xml

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