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Un-escapes xml characters, including entity references such as &, <, and >, so that they return to their corresponding characters. For example, &amp; becomes &.

The xmlunescape command is a streaming command. It is distributable streaming by default, but centralized streaming if the local setting specified for the command in the commands.conf file is set to true. See Command types.


xmlunescape maxinputs=<int>

Optional arguments

Syntax: maxinputs=<int>
Description: The maximum number of inputs per invocation of the command. The xmlunescape command is invoked repeatedly in increments according to the maxinputs argument until the search is complete and all of the results have been displayed. Do not change the value of maxinputs unless you know what you are doing.
Default: 50000


Example 1: Un-escape all XML characters.

... | xmlunescape

Last modified on 12 January, 2023
xmlkv   xpath

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk Cloud Platform: 8.2.2112, 8.2.2201, 8.2.2202, 9.0.2205, 8.2.2203, 9.0.2208, 9.0.2209, 9.0.2303, 9.0.2305, 9.1.2308 (latest FedRAMP release), 9.1.2312, 9.2.2403

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