Bug in labelling where regex is used?

(Emil Mirzayev) #1

Hi! I am using timelion with this code .es(index = measurements, metric = max:value, split = id:4, q = "bar").label(regex = '.*FOO-(.*)', label = '$1 Consumption').
The thing is, I have a column with structure "FOO-BAR (some number)". So, I am using regex in order to match entities in that column and put them as first argument in label. I am expecting something like this in my labels BAR1 Consumption, BAR2 Consumption and etc. But instead, I get following:
BAR1 > max(value) Consumption, BAR2 > max(value) Consumption

Is it the way it supposed to work? If I label graphs already why I have also my aggregation there?

(Tim Roes) #2

Hi Emil,

the regex is actually execute against the legend as is at this point. Meaning you shouldn't make your regex match against the field value, but get rid of the legend function, look how the legend looks, and make your regex match this legend and extract what it needs.


(Emil Mirzayev) #3

Hi Tim,

this is my original query without applying the regex part. .es(index = measurements, metric = max:value, split = meter_id:4, q = "1\-0\:1\.8\.0\*255").derivative(). This is what I get in my labels:

q:1-0:1.8.0*255 > meter_id:CUC-DEMO6 > max(value)

and this is my query with regex. .es(index = measurements, metric = max:value, split = meter_id:4, q = "1\-0\:1\.8\.0\*255").derivative().label(regex = '.*CUC-(.*)', label = '$1 Consumption'). This is what I get in response in my label:

DEMO6 > max(value) Consumption

My question would be, is this the normal behavior? If yes, how I can "make" > max(value) part disappear?

(Tim Roes) #4

Try not to match the > sign in your capture group: .*CUC-([^>]*).*, because currently your capture group matches the whole rest of the string (including the aggregation part).

(Emil Mirzayev) #5

Thank you Tim,

it did solve my problem. Seems, I haven't quite understood the core idea behind labeling.
So, it is used to match the label itself, not some columns

(system) #6

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