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props.conf $ bad character - Help Wanted

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Hi all

Hope you can help!

There is data in our Oracle audit file that we want to add to Fields. It has a Dollar sign, half way through, and it is giving me a bad character error. Here's an example of what is in the aud files:


Any thoughts on what I can do to make an exception and add this as a field?

I entered the following in props.conf.


EXTRACT-osuserid = OS$USERID:(?[[0-9]+] "[^"]+")

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Per the documentation, the following is what is allowed:

Valid characters for field names are a-z, A-Z, 0-9, or _.
Field names cannot begin with 0-9 or _ .
Leading underscores are reserved for Splunk's internal variables.
International characters are not allowed.

In your extract, you will want to do this: EXTRACT-osuserid = OS$USERID:(?<os_userid>[[0-9]+] "[^"]+")

This creates a field "os_userid" which conforms to the standard.

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