Filter elements based on array constant or array environment variable

Hi guys,

How can I use an array constant in Logstash's filter?
In my .env file I have a constant

      if [id.orig_h] in [${BLACKLIST}] {
        drop {}

How can we declare an array as constant to use it within the filtering?
I've tried with [${BLACKLIST}] or ${BLACKLIST} but without luck :slight_smile:

Any help is much appreciated!

Thank you!

In general you cannot. logstash will treat the substituted environment variable as a string, not an array. There is a very specific case (plugin options that use :list => true and :validate => :uri) where it will get converted to an array but that is the only case that I know of.

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