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REGEX/Props.conf - Extracting the same field from multiple places in the same sourcetype?

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I have one sourcetype that has a common field, but it's located at different places in the event depending on the message type. I've defined regex and tested it successfully for the three messages types. However, when I try to add the three different regex's to props.conf with the same field name, only the first one gets processed. How can I define multiple regex patterns to extract the same field name in the same source type?

The field that I am trying to extract is an aircraft tail number: N999XY in the examples below.

Message Type #1

Nov 20 20:54:33 host.mydomain.net ACCT_INTERIM,N999XY,99.99.99.99,N999XY_20141120150929,AABBCCDDEEFF,99.99.99.99,1A6F9EB7-B4EF-46CD-BCA6-024DC4360C5D,HOTSPOT_6,12345678,1234567,

Regex for Type #1

(ACCT_INTERIM|ACCT_START|ACCT_STOP),(?P[^,]+),

Message Type #2

Nov 20 20:34:44 host.mydomain.net ACCESS-ACCEPT,0,99.99.99.99,N999XY_20141120185555,AABBCCDDEEFF,HOTSPOT_6,

Regex for Type #2

ACCESS-ACCEPT,[^,]+,[^,]+,(?P[^_]+)_

Message Type #3

Nov 20 20:40:49 host.mydomain.net DHCP_REQUEST,123456789,AABBCCDDEEFF,99.99.99.99,12345678,AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF@UNASSIGNED,N999XY,

Regex for Type #3

DHCP_REQUEST ,(?P[^,]+),$

Props.conf (/splunk/etc/system/local/props.conf)

[nms_servers_user]
LINE_BREAKER = ([\r\n]+)
SHOULD_LINEMERGE = False
KV_MODE = None
TZ=GMT
EXTRACT-host_fqdn = \w+\s+\d+\s+\d+:\d+:\d+\s+(?P[^\s]+)
EXTRACT-msgtype = \.\w{3}\s+(?P[^,]+),
EXTRACT-tail = (ACCT_INTERIM|ACCT_START|ACCT_STOP),(?P[^,]+),
EXTRACT-tail = ACCESS-ACCEPT,[^,]+,[^,]+,(?P[^_]+)_
EXTRACT-tail = DHCP_REQUEST ,(?P[^,]+),$

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Re: REGEX/Props.conf - Extracting the same field from multiple places in the same sourcetype?

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Use as many EXTRACT-name statements as you need -- keep in mind, the name should be unique -- and use the same extraction you use with | rex (sans the "")

Ex:

EXTRACT-tail1 = ACCT_[INTERIM|START|STOP],(?<tailnum>[^,]+),
EXTRACT-tail2 = DHCP_REQUEST,(?<tailnum>[^,]+),$

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Re: REGEX/Props.conf - Extracting the same field from multiple places in the same sourcetype?

Influencer

That worked perfectly. Thank you!

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