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How to escape double backslash in rex/regex command?

ixixix_spl
Explorer

I'm having some serious difficulty in figuring out how to escape a double backslash within the REX/regex spl command..
The following regex works on regex101 "title\\\\\"\:\\\\\"(?<event>[^\)].*)\\\\\"\,\\\\\"selection" when extracting the log snippet below to get the "Button Title" text:

"partyId\":\"lahflkhasdljkflkf\",\"title\”:\”Button Title\”,\”selectionType\":\"button\
I found a suggestion on "Tricky behavior of escaping backslash in regex" to \\ to match a single \ but that didn't do the trick. Anyone have advice on how to escape a double backslash in the rex command, and if so please post the regex below!

Thanks!

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sudosplunk
Motivator

Hi,

I would use \W - Matches any non-word character

Append this ...| rex field=_raw "title\W+(?<event>[\w\s]+) to your search and let me know if it works.

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sudosplunk
Motivator

Hi,

I would use \W - Matches any non-word character

Append this ...| rex field=_raw "title\W+(?<event>[\w\s]+) to your search and let me know if it works.

ixixix_spl
Explorer

wow that was quick thanks!!!

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