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Is it possible to search for certain events within raw data?

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Would it be possible to search for certain events within the raw data?
For example, I need to find events with C:\Windows\explorer.exe

I used | extract kvdelim=":\t" pairdelim="\n" on the raw events, but its not parsing the field that I wanted,
so I used rex to get the field parsed and this worked, bu then I couldn't do any searches on the field, because I need to adjust fields.conf or something like that, so instead of creating fields, I was wondering if we could straight search for the events with Rex?

Or maybe eval would be better command to create field and search for events within a field?

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just you can include the C:\Windows\explorer.exe as a search string with "\" escaped -
index=main base-search "C:\\Windows\\explorer"

if regex is needed,
base-search | regex _raw="C:\\\Windows\\\explorer\.exe
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just you can include the C:\Windows\explorer.exe as a search string with "\" escaped -
index=main base-search "C:\\Windows\\explorer"

if regex is needed,
base-search | regex _raw="C:\\\Windows\\\explorer\.exe
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Explorer

thx iventsekar,

index=main base-search "C:\\Windows\\explorer"

this was good enough, I didn't know about the \ , that was probably the reason I couldn't get any results, but it works now, thank you

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Super Champion

you want to list down the events which contains the string "C:\Windows\explorer.exe" or you want to extract this or similar paths from the events.. please clarify.. maybe post some sample events.

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Explorer

just events containing this string in the raw data: "C:\Windows\explorer.exe"

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Super Champion

just you can include the C:\Windows\explorer.exe as a search string with "\" escaped -
index=main base-search "C:\\Windows\\explorer"

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Super Champion

@ecanmaster, if the answer looks good, can you please accept the answer, thanks.

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