I have found the ruby fix for deleting events if they are 'nil', but I am wondering if there is a clean/easy way to delete any event if it matches one of a few strings.
Essentially, I have some integer fields coming in. But if the system sending the JSON doesn't get an integer value, it can either pass a "-" or "(empty)".
Fields with these values are of no use to me. So I would like to simply refrain from sending them to Elastic.
What would be the best practice for this?
And as a second part, what would happen if I used the
mutate convert to cast these to integers? What will happen if I try to cast a non-integer based value to an integer?