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Windows performance counter with name spaces fills with underscores

Path Finder

Hi,

We collect windows performance logs. After the update to 7.2.0, each performance counter with a Space in its name is being filled with an underscore making us change all the alerts and searches.
Can you please help how to fix this issue.

Thanks,
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Esteemed Legend

Field names with spaces are evil, but the setting that you need is CLEAN_KEYS:
https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Admin/Transformsconf#CLEAN_KEYS

CLEAN_KEYS = [true|false]
* NOTE: This setting is only valid for search-time field extractions.
* Optional. Controls whether Splunk software "cleans" the keys (field names) it
  extracts at search time. "Key cleaning" is the practice of replacing any
  non-alphanumeric characters (characters other than those falling between the
  a-z, A-Z, or 0-9 ranges) in field names with underscores, as well as the
  stripping of leading underscores and 0-9 characters from field names.
* Add CLEAN_KEYS = false to your transform if you need to extract field
  names that include non-alphanumeric characters, or which begin with
  underscores or 0-9 characters.
* Default: true
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Contributor

can you share your input.conf

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