Getting Data In

Tricky Line break

simuvid
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Hi folks,

I have following text with no timestamps, but some numeric markers that I wanna use for a line break:

21.2 This is some dummy text. 
21.3 is some dummy text.This is some dummy text.This is some dummy text. 21.4 This is some dummy text.This is some dummy text.This is some. 21.5 This is some dummy text.This is some dummy text.This is some dummy text.This. 
21.6 dummy text.This is some dummy text.This is some dummy text.This is some dummy text. 21.7 This is some dummy text.This is some dummy text.This is some dummy text.This is some dummy text.

You see that there is no clear newline or timestamp, so I wanna use the numbers, divided by a point, for line breaking.

Unfortunately I can't find a way how to do that.

Any hints or help is highly appreciated!

Cheers,

simuvid

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ziegfried
Influencer

Try this one:

LINE_BREAKER = (?m)(\s*)\d+\.\d+\s+
DATETIME_CONFIG=current

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wollinet
Path Finder

Do you want the line breaker be removed from the event ? I think

LINE_BREAKER = (?m)([0-9]{0,}.[0-9]{0,})

removes the match from the event. If you want to keep it, you need a look ahead or behind:

LINE_BREAKER = (?m)\s(?u\d+.\d+\s) SHOULD_LINEMERGE = false

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simuvid
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Hi ziegfried,

thanks for your help.

At least that one worked:

LINE_BREAKER = (?m)([0-9]{0,}.[0-9]{0,})

Have a great day!

Cheers,

simuvid

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ziegfried
Influencer

Try this one:

LINE_BREAKER = (?m)(\s*)\d+\.\d+\s+
DATETIME_CONFIG=current

gkanapathy
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Best is this, actually: ([\r\n]+)\d+.\d+\s

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simuvid
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Of course I made a minor mistake:

Leave the attribute: LINE_BREAKER_LOOKBEHIND! It is not needed here,
but even then the extraction is not working.

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simuvid
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Hi Siegfried,

where is Roy? 🙂

I tried yours and also following:
LINE_BREAKER = [0-9]{0,}.[0-9]{0,}
LINE_BREAKER_LOOKBEHIND = 0
SHOULD_LINEMERGE = true

Unfortunately are both not working?!

Cheers,

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