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How to edit my search to make a table containing content from myField= until end of the line?

viggor
Path Finder

I have a log file where the last field contains space separated values and I would like to create a table containing the value of this last field, to the substring starting after myField=, and ending at the end of the line

an example log file would look like:

timestamp=2322 foo=bar myField=Hello pretty world

timestamp=2323 foo=joe myField=Good by moon

My desired result would be

Hello pretty world
Good by moon

I tried, unsuccessfully: | regex myField="$" as mySentence | table mySentence

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somesoni2
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

YOu should be using rex command to capture/extract fields. Try like this

your base search | rex "myField=(?<mySentence>.*)$" | table mySentence

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somesoni2
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

YOu should be using rex command to capture/extract fields. Try like this

your base search | rex "myField=(?<mySentence>.*)$" | table mySentence

viggor
Path Finder

Thanks for your answer! It works well except if mySentence does not start with an alphanumerical character, do you have any idea why that is, since . should match against any character?

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viggor
Path Finder

myField=RT @UMich: You can watch the panel

Would be an example where I only get RT stored in mySentence

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michael_sleep
Communicator

Can you provide an example? . would indeed match any character.

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gokadroid
Motivator

Can you please post your sample log line and what are you trying to extract from that log line. We can help thereafter.

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