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Multi Value Field with Auto Extracted Field

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Can Splunk be configured to create a multi value field with auto extracted "name=value" fields.

11/2/11 08:03:00 field-one=who, field-one=what, field-one=where, field-one=why, field-one=when

field_one = who,what,where,why,when



I just stumbled onto this and had the same issue last week. I saw a solution posted by Nick here: http://splunk-base.splunk.com/answers/10708/how-do-i-combine-mv-fields-into-a-new-field?page=1&focus...

I took that solution and wrapped it into a macro so I could call it at will from the CLI like this:

eventtype=data | `combine_two_fields(field1,field2,final_field)`

This worked splendidly and is definitely "a keeper."

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Without having tested it myself, perhaps mvcombine can do the trick?

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Nope. Tried all of the mvs. Everything will work if you use a rex with max_match; however, cannot get it working with auto extracted fields.

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