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LTSV Parser Plugin

The ltsv parser plugin parses LTSV format.

Table of Contents

Parameters

delimiter

Specify field delimiter. Default is \t.

label_delimiter

Specify key-value delimiter. Default is :.

time_key

Specify time field for event time. Default is time.

If there is no time field in the record, this parser uses current time as an event time.

time_format

If time field value is formatted string, e.g. “28/Feb/2013:12:00:00 +0900”, you need to specify this parameter to parse it.

Default is nil and it uses Time.parse method to parse the field.

See Time#strptime for additional format information.

null_value_pattern

Specify null value pattern. Default is nil.

If given field value is matched with this pattern, the field value is replaced with nil.

null_empty_string

If true, empty string field is replaced with nil. Default is false.

types

Although every parsed field has type string by default, you can specify other types. This is useful when filtering particular fields numerically or storing data with sensible type information.

The syntax is

types <field_name_1>:<type_name_1>,<field_name_2>:<type_name_2>,...

e.g.,

types user_id:integer,paid:bool,paid_usd_amount:float

As demonstrated above, “,” is used to delimit field-type pairs while “:” is used to separate a field name with its intended type.

Unspecified fields are parsed at the default string type.

The list of supported types are shown below:

  • string
  • bool
  • integer (“int” would NOT work!)
  • float
  • time
  • array

For the time and array types, there is an optional third field after the type name. For the “time” type, you can specify a time format like you would in time_format.

For the “array” type, the third field specifies the delimiter (the default is “,”). For example, if a field called “item_ids” contains the value “3,4,5”, types item_ids:array parses it as [“3”, “4”, “5”]. Alternatively, if the value is “Adam|Alice|Bob”, types item_ids:array:| parses it as [“Adam”, “Alice”, “Bob”].

Example

time:2013/02/28 12:00:00\thost:192.168.0.1\treq_id:111\tuser:-

This incoming event is parsed as:

time:
1362020400 (2013/02/28/ 12:00:00)

record:
{
  "host"   : "192.168.0.1",
  "req_id" : "111",
  "user"   : "-"
}

If you set null_value_pattern '-' in the configuration, user field becomes nil instead of "-".

Last updated: 2017-07-25 08:47:19 +0000

Versions | v0.14 (td-agent3) | v0.12 (td-agent2)

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