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Transforms: why is nullQueue not working?

Communicator

Hello,

I want to discard events that contain a string "Content", the following doesnt work, because I still see events with Content after I restarted and re-indexed:

transforms.conf
[allNullQueue]
REGEX = Content
DEST_KEY = queue
FORMAT = nullQueue

props.conf
[mysrctype]
TRANSFORMS-setnull = allNullQueue

I tried this in a standalone env, version 7.0.3 and 7.1.2
I can't find out where the problem is coming from.

Any clue?
Thanks

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1 Solution

Communicator

I was missing a Lookahead, because my Content is positioned beyond the 4096 characters which is the default value for lookahead.
Thank you for your answers!

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Communicator

I was missing a Lookahead, because my Content is positioned beyond the 4096 characters which is the default value for lookahead.
Thank you for your answers!

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

hi @amiftah,

It looks like you figured out how to solve your problem. Would you mind approving your answer so that others can better see your solution?

Thanks!

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust
  1. must be Splunk Enterprise (not Universal Forwarder)
  2. props.conf should reference source not sourcetype
  3. props.conf TRANSFORMS class and stanza name should be unique across deployment, not just specific config file

    props.conf
    [source::/mysource/example/*.csv]
    TRANSFORMS-setnull = allNullQueue

    transforms.conf
    [allNullQueue]
    REGEX = Content
    DEST_KEY = queue
    FORMAT = nullQueue

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

this is Splunk Enterprise and not a universal forwarder correct?

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Motivator

Hi, do you have the same TRANSFORMS-setnull class defined elsewhere apart from the props.conf in question? You can check this by running a btool on your props splunk btool props list --debug | grep 'TRANSFORMS'.

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

I think only @micahkemp can help here. :horse:

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