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Is it possible to extract nested data make 2 keys?

batabay
Path Finder

Hi Splunkers,

I have data like this, 

Primary Key_1:

     subkey_1 : subvalue_1

     subkey_2 : subvalue_2

Primary Key_2:

     subkey_1 : subvalue_1

     subkey_2 : subvalue_2

 

I extract data like this, But I want to see in splunk like key1.subkey_1 = sub_value_1

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Btw, this is one event.

I try in transforms.conf ($1::$2:):$3 , But I failed.

And I want to extract this data, What is the best way extract this for as I want. Or is that possible ? 

 

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yuanliu
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

If the data is highly formatted as illustrated and assuming primary key names and values do not contain space, I'd turn the string into conformant data using the following, then you can use spath to extract.

 

| rex mode=sed max_match=0 "s/([^:\s]+)\s*:/\"\1\":/g"
| rex mode=sed max_match=0 "s/: +(\S+)/:\"\1\"/g"
| rex mode=sed "s/^\"/{\"/g"
| rex mode=sed max_match=0 "s/(\s+)\"/\1{\"/g"
| rex mode=sed max_match=0 "s/\"\s\s+{/\", /g"
| rex mode=sed "s/\"\s+{/\"},
 /"
| rex mode=sed "s/\"$/\"}
}/"
| spath

 

PrimaryKey_1.subkey_1PrimaryKey_1.subkey_2PrimaryKey_2.subkey_1PrimaryKey_2.subkey_2
subvalue_1subvalue_2subvalue_1subvalue_2

In case you have this question in mind: This cannot be implemented in transforms.conf.

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yuanliu
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

If the data is highly formatted as illustrated and assuming primary key names and values do not contain space, I'd turn the string into conformant data using the following, then you can use spath to extract.

 

| rex mode=sed max_match=0 "s/([^:\s]+)\s*:/\"\1\":/g"
| rex mode=sed max_match=0 "s/: +(\S+)/:\"\1\"/g"
| rex mode=sed "s/^\"/{\"/g"
| rex mode=sed max_match=0 "s/(\s+)\"/\1{\"/g"
| rex mode=sed max_match=0 "s/\"\s\s+{/\", /g"
| rex mode=sed "s/\"\s+{/\"},
 /"
| rex mode=sed "s/\"$/\"}
}/"
| spath

 

PrimaryKey_1.subkey_1PrimaryKey_1.subkey_2PrimaryKey_2.subkey_1PrimaryKey_2.subkey_2
subvalue_1subvalue_2subvalue_1subvalue_2

In case you have this question in mind: This cannot be implemented in transforms.conf.

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batabay
Path Finder

Some of pieces of data different but I'll try to change. The answer is correct.

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jdunlea
Contributor

Presumably this is a multi line event?

Are there finite limits to how many primary keys will be in the data? Like are there always 2 primary keys? Or could there be more/less depending on the event that comes in?

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