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Field extractions are not working in distributed search

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I have this defined in an app on the search head:

In pops.conf:

[bigip-syslog]
TRANSFORMS-null = setnull-f5-probes
REPORT-f5-fields = f5-fields

In transforms.conf:

[setnull-f5-probes]
REGEX = send:\s+string$
DEST_KEY = queue
FORMAT = nullQueue

[f5-fields]
REGEX = (.)
FORMAT = gu::$1

It looks like the filtering the null part works fine.. but the field extractions are not working.
In the above example, I never see the field "gu" being created in search results for sourcetype=bigip-syslog

What am I missing?

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

are you running your search in the same app in which the extraction is defined? if not, the search-time rule must be exported to be globally available (or in 5.0, to be visible in the app in which you are running). You can do this in the admin GUI, or by editing the /metadata/local.meta file in the app. reference: http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/5.0/Admin/Defaultmetaconf

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

are you running your search in the same app in which the extraction is defined? if not, the search-time rule must be exported to be globally available (or in 5.0, to be visible in the app in which you are running). You can do this in the admin GUI, or by editing the /metadata/local.meta file in the app. reference: http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/5.0/Admin/Defaultmetaconf

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Path Finder

I created my app by just creating the directories under etc/app and was thinking of it as non visual app... guess it does matter. I used the "manage" GUI to enable and launch the app and sure enough, my fields are all there! thanks a lot.

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