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Failed to parse templatized search for field....



I wonder whether someone may be able to help me please.

I'm using the query below:

| multisearch
[ search `gateway_wmf(APIClientRequest)` path=*test*]
[ search `wso2_wmf(APIRequestCompleted)` "request.detail.Context"=*test]
| eval RequestID=coalesce('request.tags.X-Request-ID','requestID')
| rename request.detail.applicationProductionClientId as ClientID 
| lookup consumercalls.csv ClientID OUTPUT Developer
| eval header=""
| foreach clientHeaders.test* [eval header=header+test<<MATCHSTR>>]
| bucket span=10s _time
| chart values(ClientID) as ClientID sum(clientHeaders.test*) as clientHeaders.test* by RequestID
| fields - RequestID

The query works except that on random days when I receive this error:

Failed to parse templatized search for field 'clientHeaders.test-client-device-id{}'

From comparing these dates I've discovered that it's because the fieldname has the {}.

Could someone tell me please is there a way to get around this?

Many thanks and kind regards


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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I saw a similar message below
[splunk-idx1] Failed to parse templatized search for field 'tag::eventtype'

This error was caused by following forearch command.

| foreach *
[ eval <<FIELD>> = if(isnull(<<FIELD>>),"",<<FIELD>>)]

I think the <> template cannot handle fields contains special characters. I worked around this by adding | fields - tag::eventtype just before the foreach.
You can probably work around by adding | fields - 'clientHeaders.test-client-device-id{}'

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Ultra Champion

is that a JSON format data?
look into the | spath command

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Hi @adonio. Thank you for coming back to me with this.

Yes the data is in a JSON style format, but this is a fieldname and not data which I have an issue with.

Many thanks and kind regards


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