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I would like to reuse the same field extraction name for multiple sourcetypes.

vikram_m
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I would like to reuse the same field extraction name for multiple sourcetypes.

this will help us create one alertfor all the kind of sourceytpes and avoid existing descripancies.

Thanks.
Vikram.

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micahkemp
Champion

There is nothing stopping you from creating extractions in different sourcetypes (or the same sourcetype, for that matter) that use the same field name.

The only limitation in this regard I can think of is you can't define more than one named capture group in a regex with the same name (but it doesn't sound like that's what you're trying).

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mayurr98
Super Champion

perhaps why do not you try pointing multiple sourcetypes to one props.conf
have a look at this link
https://answers.splunk.com/answers/225433/is-it-possible-to-have-multiple-sourcetypes-point.html

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niketnilay
Legend

@vikram_m, I think your are looking for Field Aliasing to normalize data from different sourcetypes. You should also read about Common Information Model (CIM)

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