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Forming a Subquery

hfalkmeyer
New Member

We are feeding logs from a messaging middleware into our Splunk installation. Input and output logs for this middleware are respectively being stored with sourcetype flags app_input and app_output, with each app_input/app_output pair containing a common, alphanumeric transactionid contained in square brackets. We're trying to build a single line search that will result in a listing of ALL I/O log pairs for which either the app_input or app_output contains a specified string.

Attempting to solve this, we started with sourcetype=app_* some_search | rex "\[(?<transactionid>[A-Za-z0-9]+)\]\". Now, we'd like the search to continue using each extracted transactionid.

We've tried queries w. subqueries along the lines of sourcetype=app_* [ search sourcetype=app_* some_search | rex "\[(?<transactionid>[A-Za-z0-9]+)\]" | rename transactionid as query without any apparent luck.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance,

Harold Falkmeyer

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DalJeanis
Legend
sourcetype=app_* some_search 
| rex "\[(?<transactionid>[A-Za-z0-9]+)\]"
| stats values(*) as * by transactionid

... or, alternately...

sourcetype=app_* some_search 
| rex "\[(?<transactionid>[A-Za-z0-9]+)\]"
| transaction transactionid

Removed the extra slash before the final quote.
Added alternate to use transaction.

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jordanb93
Explorer

Have you tried creating a extracted field for your transactionid?

https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.6.1/Scenarios/Extractfields

Make noticed of Part 4, building an extracted field with the field extractor tool.

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