Grok rewrite field value if matches string


(Arthur Francis) #1

Hello,

I am trying to extract a value from a log message that can take various forms, I have the 2 different regex patters which work individually.

if the first regex produces a certain field value I want to rewrite the field with a different regex pattern.

grok {
                patterns_dir => ["./patterns"]
                match => ["message", "%{GREEDYDATA}\n%{JAVA_EXCEPTION_SHORT:exception}"]
        }
if [exception] =~ "Caused by" {
                grok {
                patterns_dir => ["./patterns"]
                match => ["message", "%{GREEDYDATA}\n%{JAVA_EXCEPTION_LONG:exception}"]
}

the above line did not execute as expected, could somebody please suggest a possible solution?

Much appreciated in advance


(Arthur Francis) #2

I have tried something different, and now running through the logs hopefully will work.

grok {
                patterns_dir => ["./patterns"]
                match => ["message", "%{GREEDYDATA}\n%{JAVA_EXCEPTION_SHORT:exception}"]
        }

        if "Caused by" in [exception] {
                mutate {
                    remove_field => "exception"
                }
                grok {
                    patterns_dir => ["./patterns"]
                    match => ["message", "%{GREEDYDATA}\n%{JAVA_EXCEPTION_LONG:exception}"]
                }
        }

(system) #3

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