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Why SPL syntax highlighting not working correctly?

Hoekb03
Explorer

Hi,

I've created this rather complicated piece of SPL. To make it a bit more understandable I added some comment lines. In the screenshot you can see the SPL syntax highlighting stops working correctly from line #20. The strange thing is that when I remove line 20 all together it works fine, and there are more comment lines further on. Whatever comment I put on that position causes this behaviour. 

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Line removed, it works fine:

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Comment ```test comment``` breaks the thing down again. 

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It's just a minor cosmetic thing, but I'd like to know what's happening here and why. We're using splunk Enterprise 8.1.10.1 on my site. Any thoughts appreciated!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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inventsekar
SplunkTrust
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Hi @Hoekb03 ... I am using Splunk 8.2.5 and its SPL highlighting working fine even after 20 lines. Are you using older versions ah?!?!

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inventsekar
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Hi @Hoekb03 ... I am using Splunk 8.2.5 and its SPL highlighting working fine even after 20 lines. Are you using older versions ah?!?!

Splunk 8.2.5.png

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Hoekb03
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It's not that highlighting stops after 20 lines, in my case there are comment lines after line 20, when I remove the line on 20 the rest works fine. Syntax auto fill also stops working in my example I just noted. I tried it at home where I use 9.0 with no problem at all. I'll just wait for a new version @ the office.  I'll accept your answer for now.

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Hoekb03
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My query doesn't do the trick btw, still curious about the cause of the highlighting not working.

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