I have used sourcetype with batch inputs. Here is an example that works
[batch://myinputdirectory] move_policy = sinkhole index = xyz sourcetype = xyz
Ok... that's what I have as well. I will go dig further. I should have listed the build we use. version 5.0.3, build 163460. Thanks for comment.
Worked for me in several versions...
Do you have a typo somewhere? You might want to check everything one more time before you upgrade!
We upgraded but I believe the fix was from simplifying the transforms.conf. I found I didn't have the exact same environment on my test box. Thanks for you help.