Logstash XML Parser

(Pranil Ambule) #1

I'm parsing a lot of xml files using xml filter.
But for some files I'm getting errors like

"Can't merge a non object mapping [doc.Body.EnumerateResponse.Items.DCIM_BaseMetricValue.Duration] with an object mapping"` 


"error"=>{"type"=>"illegal_argument_exception", "reason"=>"mapper [doc.Body.EnumerateResponse.Items.DCIM_PSNumericSensor.SettableThresholds] of different type, current_type [text], merged_type [ObjectMapper]"}}},

so how can i ignore these wrongly formatted xml tags and put the rest of the parsed data in ES.

(Magnus B├Ąck) #2

This isn't a problem with the XML parser but with the mappings in Elasticsearch. A given field in an index needs to have exactly one type but in your example the same field has initially been mapped as a text field and now you're trying to pass a document where the same field is an object.

I don't think there's a way to drop the offending field and insert the rest of the document.

(Pranil Ambule) #3

Thank you Magnus.
I found a solution, i ended up using exclude_lines in filebeat to skip the xml fields having more than one type.


<n1:BuildNumber xsi:nil="true"/>

these fields were causing the problem ,so in filebeat i used exclude_line to remove any line having


This did the trick.

(system) #4

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