Splunk® Data Stream Processor

Function Reference

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Break Events

This topic describes how to use the function in the .


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

Function Input/Output Schema

Function Input
This function takes in collections of records with schema R.
Function Output
This function outputs collections of records with schema R.


The required fields are in bold font.


Required arguments

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

Optional arguments

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|...;

2. Break body into multiple events using a new line as a delimiter.

... | break_events output=new_field content=cast(body, "string") delimiter=/\n/ |...;

3. Break body into multiple events using a comma as a delimiter.

... | break_events content=cast(body, "string") delimiter=/,/ |...;
Last modified on 13 January, 2021
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Data Stream Processor: 1.2.0, 1.2.1

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