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How can I escape the < > signs so that the token will properly hold my regex with these symbols?

jcorkey
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I am trying to set a token to have the following regex value rex "by (?<SU>[^(]+)". This regex is part of a larger search string.

This line of code <set token="searchstring">| rex "by (?<SU>[^(]+)"</set> almost works but it is having problems with the < > signs surrounding the SU in the regex. Because of the <SU> it gets an "unexpected close tag" error.

How can I escape the < > signs so that the token will properly hold my regex with these symbols?

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sbbadri
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amp(&)gt; for>
amp(&)lt; for<

use ampersant symbol not string

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jkat54
SplunkTrust
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 ...| rex "by (?<SU>[^(]+)\"\<\/set"

Try the backslash for escaping pcre special characters (as shown above)

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sbbadri
Motivator

amp(&)gt; for>
amp(&)lt; for<

use ampersant symbol not string

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jcorkey
Explorer

I am confused about how to use what you wrote. Can you show an example?

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sbbadri
Motivator

i mean

ampersand_symbollt;suampersand_symbolgt;

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jkat54
SplunkTrust
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&lt; = <
&gt; = >
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cpetterborg
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Actually it looks like the </set> might be the problem, since it has no place in the rex command (outside the double quotes). If you have other code that didn't make it properly into the question, then I could certainly be wrong.

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