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How to remove tags in a string?

vnguyen46
Contributor

Hello,

I have a string field like: View
How can I remove tag and to only display View in the search?

Thanks,

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

It will help to see some sample events and the desired output.

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vnguyen46
Contributor

Sorry for the confusing and here is the detail:

Search: index=index1 | table eventdata
Current output: 
eventdata
<Type> View </Type> 
<Action> Edit </Action>
 <Source> Server Name </Source>

Desired output:
eventdata
View
Edit
Server Name

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vnguyen46
Contributor

Wow, I see where it causes confusing. The tags were removed from my original post. That makes both current and desired outputs the same.
The current output has smaller and greater signs at beginning and these signs with at the end.

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woodcock
Esteemed Legend

It got eaten again. Re-edit your original question, highlight the stuff that is getting changed and then click the 101010 button to make it a code fragment that will not get modified.

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vnguyen46
Contributor

Sorry, actually the field name is EventData with values like: View or Edit or Delete
I try to only display the text b/w tags and (View, Edit, or Delete).

Thanks,

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woodcock
Esteemed Legend

I have no idea what you mean. Use more works and try the markdown features in answers.

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vnguyen46
Contributor

Hi Woodcock,
All I meant is that how I can remove tags .... in a string. For example:
View , I only need my search to return View. The field name is EventData.

Thanks,

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woodcock
Esteemed Legend

You said the same thing 3 times the same way and it doesn't make sense. Draw us a picture and stop using words. Show us the data before and the data after. We are not following what you mean, especially your strange use of the term tag.

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

The rex command may be what you are looking for. The example below will extract what is between <tag> and < into a field called 'field'.

... | rex "\<[^>]+>\s*(?<field>[^\<]+)\<"
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