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The xmlkv command automatically extracts fields from XML-formatted data. For example, if the XML contains the following in its _raw data: <foo>bar</foo>, foo is the key and bar is the value.

For JSON-formatted data, use the spath command.


xmlkv maxinputs=<int>

Required arguments

Syntax: maxinputs=<int>
Description: The maximum number of inputs.


The xmlkv command is a distributable streaming command. See Command types.


Example 1: Automatically extract fields from XML tags.

... | xmlkv

Example 2: Extract the key-value pairs from the first ten thousand events.

... | xmlkv maxinputs=10000

See also

extract, kvform, multikv, rex, spath, xpath


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Last modified on 07 August, 2019

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk Cloud: 7.0.11, 7.0.13, 7.1.3, 7.1.6, 7.2.4, 7.2.6, 7.2.7, 7.2.8, 7.2.9, 7.2.10, 8.0.2001, 8.0.2003, 8.0.2004

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