Spreadsheet_safe setting in csv output plugin?


(Yaswanth ) #1

HI,

Why this spreadsheet_safe plugin is used in logstash and how does it effect my output?
I went through this site but didn't get a clear picture of why it is used?

https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/logstash/current/plugins-outputs-csv.html#plugins-outputs-csv-spreadsheet_safe

Thanks


(Magnus B├Ąck) #2

When enabled, column values that start with "=" will be escaped with single quotes so the field value won't be interpreted as a formula by a spreadsheet program. In other words,

foo,=1+2,bar

will be turned into

foo,'=1+2',bar

(system) #3

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