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How to extract JSON array into a table when there is an optional key/value field in the array?

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I have a JSONArray with embedded array and an optional field. I'd like to print the data into a table, with each field extracted and accessible individually. The query I have (using mvzip/mvexpand) works if I ignore the optional field. But when I include it in the query, it limits my results to only the number of entries that contain that optional field. And the optional field data does not get lined up with the rest of the data that it should be associated with. I believe I just need to manufacture data for the field when it is not included, but I've tried fillnull and coalesce and neither does what I'm trying to do. Here's an example data and query. The optional field is called "secondary".

| stats count | fields - count
| eval _raw = "
{\"list\":[
{\"attempts\":12,\"failReasons\":[],\"medianDur\":161,\"primary\":\"ActivityA\"},
{\"attempts\":13,\"failReasons\":[],\"medianDur\":162,\"primary\":\"ActivityB1\",\"secondary\":\"section1\"},
{\"attempts\":14,\"failReasons\":[],\"medianDur\":163,\"primary\":\"ActivityC\"},
{\"attempts\":15,\"failReasons\":[],\"medianDur\":164,\"primary\":\"ActivityD\"},
{\"attempts\":16,\"failReasons\":[{\"count\":3,\"error\":\"internal\"}],\"medianDur\":165,\"primary\":\"ActivityE\"},
{\"attempts\":17,\"failReasons\":[],\"medianDur\":166,\"primary\":\"ActivityF\"},
{\"attempts\":18,\"failReasons\":[],\"medianDur\":167,\"primary\":\"ActivityB2\",\"secondary\":\"section2\"}]}"
| spath input=_raw | rename list{}.* as * | fillnull value="" secondary | eval zipped=mvzip( primary, mvzip( attempts, mvzip( medianDur, secondary ))) | mvexpand zipped | eval zipped=split( zipped, "," ) | eval primary=mvIndex( zipped, 0 ) | eval attempts=mvIndex( zipped, 1 ) | eval medianDur=mvIndex( zipped, 2 ) | eval secondary=mvIndex( zipped, 3 ) | table primary, secondary, attempts, medianDur

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@jdc8723

You can make it easy by just considering each list json as difference. Can you please execute below search?

| stats count | fields - count
| eval _raw = "
{\"list\":[
{\"attempts\":12,\"failReasons\":[],\"medianDur\":161,\"primary\":\"ActivityA\"},
{\"attempts\":13,\"failReasons\":[],\"medianDur\":162,\"primary\":\"ActivityB1\",\"secondary\":\"section1\"},
{\"attempts\":14,\"failReasons\":[],\"medianDur\":163,\"primary\":\"ActivityC\"},
{\"attempts\":15,\"failReasons\":[],\"medianDur\":164,\"primary\":\"ActivityD\"},
{\"attempts\":16,\"failReasons\":[{\"count\":3,\"error\":\"internal\"}],\"medianDur\":165,\"primary\":\"ActivityE\"},
{\"attempts\":17,\"failReasons\":[],\"medianDur\":166,\"primary\":\"ActivityF\"},
{\"attempts\":18,\"failReasons\":[],\"medianDur\":167,\"primary\":\"ActivityB2\",\"secondary\":\"section2\"}]}"
| spath path=list{} output=LIST | mvexpand LIST | rename LIST as  _raw | kv | table  attempts failReasons{}.* medianDur primary secondary

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

@jdc8723

You can make it easy by just considering each list json as difference. Can you please execute below search?

| stats count | fields - count
| eval _raw = "
{\"list\":[
{\"attempts\":12,\"failReasons\":[],\"medianDur\":161,\"primary\":\"ActivityA\"},
{\"attempts\":13,\"failReasons\":[],\"medianDur\":162,\"primary\":\"ActivityB1\",\"secondary\":\"section1\"},
{\"attempts\":14,\"failReasons\":[],\"medianDur\":163,\"primary\":\"ActivityC\"},
{\"attempts\":15,\"failReasons\":[],\"medianDur\":164,\"primary\":\"ActivityD\"},
{\"attempts\":16,\"failReasons\":[{\"count\":3,\"error\":\"internal\"}],\"medianDur\":165,\"primary\":\"ActivityE\"},
{\"attempts\":17,\"failReasons\":[],\"medianDur\":166,\"primary\":\"ActivityF\"},
{\"attempts\":18,\"failReasons\":[],\"medianDur\":167,\"primary\":\"ActivityB2\",\"secondary\":\"section2\"}]}"
| spath path=list{} output=LIST | mvexpand LIST | rename LIST as  _raw | kv | table  attempts failReasons{}.* medianDur primary secondary

Happy Splunking

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