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apply apache field extractions to nonstandard sourcetype

Path Finder

Hello,

I have some apache access logs coming in that I'd like to label sourcetype="aem:access" instead of sourcetype=access_combined. How do I apply the sourcetype=access_combined default extractions to sourcetype="aem:access" ?

Thanks!

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Re: apply apache field extractions to nonstandard sourcetype

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You'd need to copy the field extractions from access_combined sourcetype to yoru custom aem:access sourcetype.

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Path Finder

where are those field extractions located on my search head?

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This is an in-built sourcetype, so you'd find it in $SPLUNKHOME/etc/system/default/props.conf. When you're going to create your custom sourcetype, place your props.conf on $SPLUNKHOME/etc/apps under some app. Do not modify $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/default/props.conf.

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Path Finder

if I add to $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/props.conf will that be global so all apps can use those extractions?

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Right, but $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/search/local/props.conf is probably a better place for global app settings.

Please keep in mind that access_combined in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/default/props.conf refers to $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/default/transforms.conf as well.

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Re: apply apache field extractions to nonstandard sourcetype

Contributor

From UI:
You will find Sourcetype Renaming option in Settings --> Fields menu path. Select the Destination App and provide the name of current sourcetype, _newname in your case, and the new sourcetype as newname and click Save.

From CLI:
You can use rename field in props.conf and change the source-type.

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You could go to props.conf and copy the settings of access combined to your sourcetype.

Here's the documentation on props.conf
https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/7.2.3/Admin/Propsconf

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