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How to use erex in a CLI search

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I'm running into an issue with the syntax for a CLI search using erex.

The problem seems to be with the double quotes. I've tried single quoting the erex examples and counter examples, but none of it seems effective.

This search works in the GUI:

index=name searchterm NOT otherterm |erex message examples="/foo/bar,/foobar" counterexamples="barfoo, foobar" |table item1,item2,item3,item4,item5 |uniq |sort item3

In the CLI, I've tried it a couple of different ways, and the closest I've gotten to a working search is:

index=name searchterm NOT otherterm |erex message examples='/foo/bar,/foobar' counterexamples='barfoo, foobar' |table item1,item2,item3,item4,item5 |uniq |sort item3

the CLI search results in "INFO: No matching fields exist"

Do any of you know what I'm doing wrong here?

Thanks!

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Re: How to use erex in a CLI search

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I have never used the CLI, but I'm guessing from your description that it involves putting your SPL search string inside quotes and that the " inside your search are interfering with that? If that's the case, have you tried escaping all " with a backslash?

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Re: How to use erex in a CLI search

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What is the CLI command you're using?

Should be like this:

./splunk search 'index=name searchterm NOT otherterm |erex message examples="/foo/bar,/foobar" counterexamples="barfoo, foobar" |table item1,item2,item3,item4,item5 |uniq |sort item3'

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Re: How to use erex in a CLI search

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Thanks jkat54! That worked perfectly. Sorry for the delayed reply, work got in the way of work.

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Re: How to use erex in a CLI search

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No problem at all, thanks for coming back! @jphilput1

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