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Return events based on nested JSON



This is a call log where a participant joined a conference call with audio and video. For example: I want to find all events where rx_packet_loss>1.0 on the video stream.

I don't want any search results based on the element where stream_type=audio in this case.

Been trying to look for answers on my own, but I don't know where to start.

        "protocol": "WebRTC", 
        "disconnect_reason": "User initiated disconnect", 
        "media_streams": [
                "rx_packet_loss": 1.5, 
                "stream_type": "video", 
                "tx_packet_loss": 0.0, 
                "id": 585785, 
                "rx_packet_loss": 0.0, 
                "stream_type": "audio", 
                "tx_packet_loss": 0.0, 
                "id": 585786, 
        "bandwidth": 512, 
        "local_alias": "meet.company.2@domain.com", 
        "call_direction": "in", 
        "remote_alias": "User 1", 
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If you can guarantee order of the fields in media streams, you could use a regular expression to extract the video packet loss as a field, and then filter based on that field:

<> | rex "\"rx_packet_loss\"\s*:\s*(?<video_rx_packetloss>\d+\.\d+)\s*,\s*\"stream_type\"\s*:\s*\"video\"" | where video_rx_packetloss >= 1

Otherwise using some of the multi-valued eval functions, you can combine corresponding stream_type and rx_packet_loss values into a single value ( mvzip), keep only the where stream_type is video ( mvfilter + match), extract out the corresponding rx_packet_loss value ( split + mvindex) and then filter events based on that value.

<> | eval rxloss=mvzip('media_streams{}.stream_type','media_streams{}.rx_packet_loss'),rxloss=mvindex(split(mvfilter(match(rxloss,"^video,")),","),1)| where rxloss >= 1
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HI @tsushi,

To work with JSON events generally spath, mvzip, mvexpand & many other multivalued functions will be useful. As part of searching specific events within your provided JSON I think this search will work. Can you please try it?

YOUR_SEARCH | rename media_streams{}.id as id, media_streams{}.rx_packet_loss as rx_packet_loss, media_streams{}.stream_type as stream_type, media_streams{}.tx_packet_loss as tx_packet_loss | eval temp = mvzip(mvzip(mvzip(id,rx_packet_loss),stream_type),tx_packet_loss) | stats count by _time,protocol,disconnect_reason,bandwidth,local_alias,call_direction,remote_alias,temp | eval id=mvindex(split(temp,","),0),rx_packet_loss =mvindex(split(temp,","),1), stream_type=mvindex(split(temp,","),2),tx_packet_loss =mvindex(split(temp,","),3) | where rx_packet_loss>1.0 AND stream_type="video"

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