Splunk® Data Stream Processor

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Break Events

This topic describes how to use the function in the Splunk Data Stream Processor.

Description

Break grouped events from a universal forwarder into multiple events using a valid regular expression as the delimiter.

Function Input/Output Schema

Function Input
collection<record<R>>
This function takes in collections of records with schema R.
Function Output
collection<record<R>>
This function outputs collections of records with schema R.

Syntax

The required fields are in bold font.

break_events
content=<field>
delimiter=<regular-expression>
[output=<newfield>]

Required arguments

Content
Syntax: <field>
Description: The field whose values will be broken into single events.
Delimiter
Syntax: <regular-expression>
Description: A Java regular expression delimiter used to break events.

Optional arguments

Output
Syntax: <string>
Description: The name of the output field in the new event.
Default: body

SPL2 example

Examples of common use cases follow:

1. Break events using a new line as a delimiter.

...| break_events content=host delimiter=/\n/ output=new_field|...;
Last modified on 21 July, 2020
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Data Stream Processor: 1.1.0


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