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How to get unique patterns

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Hi, we would like to get unique query string patterns so that we can cache them at Akamai. i have written a query
rex field=uri "\?(?.*)" | dedup command | table command

Below is the output. You can see 1,2,4,5 etc are same pattern. So how do i get just the unique patterns.

1 perPage=48&requestedPage=97
2 perPage=48&requestedPage=95
3 sst=subset
4 perPage=48&requestedPage=96
5 perPage=48&requestedPage=1
6 bc=y
7 redirect=socket+set
8 searchQuery=2LDR7&fromCatalog=true
9 ta=t
10 searchQuery=2LDR8&fromCatalog=true
11 searchQuery=cable+lug
12 searchQuery=stainless+pallet

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Legend

How do you define "pattern"? Name and order of parameters?

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Contributor

i define pattern as having different parameters (not worried about neither the order of the parameters as long as they are same parameters nor the values of them). So that is why i said 1,2,4,5 are one pattern (same parameters but different values. Even if same values also i am fine). number 3 is another pattern, number 6 and 7 are different patterns. 8 and 10 are same pattern, 11 and 12 are same pattern etc.

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Hmm yes..I guess..maybe

your base search | dedup uri | rex field=uri mode=sed "s/=[^&]+/=XXX/g" | dedup uri | eval uri = substr(uri,2) | table uri

Haven't tested it, but it should replace all parameter values in the URL with 'XXX'. Yes there are 2 dedups. The first one is for reducing the number of uri's to be processed by rex. You might skip it if the uri's are almost always different.

This search does not take the order of the parameters into account, so

A=xxx&B=xxx
B=xxx&A=xxx 

would be considered different.

Should hopefully work...

/K

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Contributor

Hi Kristian why do you have substr(uri,2)?

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Ultra Champion

This was some time ago, so I don't really remember 🙂

The effect is to remove the first character of the uri. If not needed - skip that step.

/k

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Contributor

Hi K, one question - why do you have eval uri = substr(uri,2)?

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Contributor

Even without eval uri = substr(uri,2) i am still getting the same results

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Contributor

Thank you. So it will just remove the first character only?
so if i have uri as testuri?query=something, it will be esturi?query=something

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Path Finder

Even better, use the 'cluster' command!


rex field=uri "?(?.*)" | cluster field=command | table command

With cluster you will get 2 fields, cluster_label (which is just the grouping number) and cluster_count (you many need to specify showcount=true, but this gives you the number of events in that grouping.

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