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Do we have to write fields .conf file for every indexed field extraction

Contributor

Hi I have extracted ipaddress during indextime.

Do I have to use fields.conf for every time I during the Index time extraction.

[ipaddress]
INDEXED=true

Does "WRITE_META=true" is not sufficient for storing values.

0 Karma

Champion

Yes, you have to include an entry in fields.conf on the Search Head for all Indexed fields that are extracted manually, i.e., not index-time extracted fields from INDEXED_EXTRACTIONS in props.conf.