Hybrid Grok and Dissect Parsing

Hi Everyone! I have a question about using Dissect and Grok together when working with a format that has varying structure. A line in my log file might look like this:


However the number of names in a line can change so it may also look like:


For log files with the same structure but only single names in them, I am using Dissect to parse the different fields and it's working great. For this specific log with a varying number of names in it, I can't seem to find a way to use Dissect and Grok together to make this work.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Use dissect to parse the fixed prefix and grok with an array of patterns for the variable part. An example is here.

Thanks for the response!! That's super helpful. My only issue now is how to get Grok to deal with a varying number of name fields.

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