Issues with kv filtering/ElasticSearch filtering

I am having a strange issue with ELK stack which I am struggling to get my head around. (ElasticSearch 6.5).

My logstash config contains:

kv {
 field_split => ", "
 value_split => "="

which is working fine, however, one field which has a space in it isn't quite working correctly.

an example message (unfiltered) contains device=First Second (data sanatized) - but in the filtered field of device, it shows as device=First and hasn't got the second part of the string.

The mapping type for this field in paticular is:

       "device" : {
           "type" : "keyword"

So I believe that is correct. Can anybody help?
Thank you in advance.

So fields are separated by either comma or space, which means Second is a field with no value, so it does not get stored.

Thank you @Badger.

I did some more investigation and noted that the fields are splitting on both ", " or " " or ",".

Do you know of a way I can explicitly say, only split on ", "?

Thank you in advance.

You need to change field_split to field_split_pattern.

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