I am looking for assistance with unwanted fields extracted automatically.
I am using a custom sourcetype that I added with a field extraction based on regex. This regex extracts four fields: "thread_name", "log_level", "event_category", and "messages". This works correctly, except for when I click the "xx more fields" link under Interesting Fields in the sidebar of search. That is where I see the unwanted fields are listed, and when I examine an event with one of those fields, I can see the field/value pairs are listed under the Event. The four fields specified in my regex are extracted correctly; I just want to suppress the extraction of the "fields" from within the SQL queries.
Following the advice from another post, I added KV_MODE=none to props.conf on the forwarder and reindexed the data, but the issue still occurred. I then added KV_MODE=none to props.conf on the indexer, and reindexed the data, but I am still seeing key/value pairs extracted from the SQL queries.
Can you please advise me of any other recommendations to stop this from happening?
The deployment consists of a single server running Splunk Enterprise, and forwarders installed on various hosts. Can you confirm if need to deploy this at $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/search/local/props.conf on the server ?