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creating a new field using Regex

mr_t2083
Explorer

how do you create a field using regex with the following example below
for example

exsamplefield=cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

I would like to extract microsoft from the above field?

What would be proper regex used to extract this?

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macadminrohit
Contributor

cpe:\/(a|o):(?\w+):.*

microsoft will be captured in the named group

For testing, try www.regex101.com

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macadminrohit
Contributor
cpe:\/(a|o):(?<fieldname>\w+):.*
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woodcock
Esteemed Legend

Like this:

... | rex field=exsamplefield="^(?:[^:]*:){2}(?<YourNameHere>[^:]+)"

somesoni2
Revered Legend

Will it always be in same position?

mr_t2083
Explorer

same position yes but not same letter, this is another example " cpe:/a:microsoft:malicious_software_removal_tool" so I'm looking for a way to distinguish between cpe:/o and cpe:/a

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somesoni2
Revered Legend

Have you tried any of solution below? They both should work for you. If you want little more specific regex based on your data, you can try this cpe\:\/(o|a)\:(?<YourFieldName>[^\:]+). (Basically look for either cpe:/a: or cpe:/o: and capture everything after that till next colon)

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PowerPacked
Builder

Hi mr_t2083

Please use this REX,

am uploading pic as this page will try to remove some characters from REX if directly posted.
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& if you want to apply Rex to field itself, refer to this second pic

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Thanks

xpac
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

To build a proper regex, you need to describe your data properly, it has to have some reliable characteristics.
With your example above, multiple characteristics are possible, but without further example data it's hard to find those similarities.

This is an example: ^[^:]+:[^:]+:(?<yourfield>[^:]+:)
This one would assume that there is always to parts in that field, seperated by :, and the value you want to extract is between the second and third :. If that's true - here's your regex 😉

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