Key-value parse events. This function can run an extra key-value parser on events. It is used to parse key-values of the form:

  • key=value

  • key="value"

  • key='value'

  • key = value

Both key and value can be either quoted using " or ', or unquoted.

For a log line like this:

ini files
2017-02-22T13:14:01.917+0000 [main thread] INFO UserService - creating new user id=123, name='john doe' email=john@doe

The key-value parser extracts the fields:

  • id=123

  • name=john doe

  • email=john@doe

Use the parameter field to specify which fields should be key-value parsed. Specify @rawstring to key-value parse the rawstring.

ParameterTypeRequiredDefaultDescription
asstringfalse Prefix for all resolved field keys.
excludeEmptybooleanfalse If the value of a key is empty, exclude the field.
field[string]false@rawstringFields that should be key-value parsed.
overridebooleanfalse Override existing values for keys that already exist in the event.
separatorstringfalse The token that separates the key from the value — a single char only.
separatorPaddingstringfalseunknownHelp the function recognize unquoted empty values and parse them by specifying whether there is a whitespace around the key-value separator (typically =).

Examples

  • Key-value parse the log line:

ini files
creating new user id=123, name=john doe email=john@doe.

This will add the fields id=123, name=john doe and email=john@doe to the event:

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kvParse()
  • Key-value parse the log line:

ini files
creating new user id=123, name=john doe email=john@doe loglevel=ERROR.

Assuming the event already has a loglevel field, replacing the value of that field with ERROR requires the override=true parameter:

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kvParse(override=true)
  • Key value parse a nested field. In this example we will use JSON input:

json
{"service": "paymentService", "type": "payment", "metadata":"host=server5,transactionID=123,processingTime=100"}

and parse out the key-values in the metadata field:

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parseJSON() | kvParse(metadata)
  • Key-value parse the log line and export fields with a prefix:

ini files
creating new user id=123, name='john doe' email=john@doe.

This will add the fields user.id=123, user.name=john doe and user.email=john@doe to the event:

humio
kvParse(as="user")
  • Key-value parse the log line:

ini files
firstname = John middlename = lastname = Doe

This will add the fields firstname=John, middleName= (empty value) and lastname=Doe to the event:

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kvParse(separatorPadding="yes")