Decode JSON fields

The decode_json_fields processor decodes fields containing JSON strings and replaces the strings with valid JSON objects.

processors:
 - decode_json_fields:
     fields: ["field1", "field2", ...]
     process_array: false
     max_depth: 1
     target: ""
     overwrite_keys: false
     add_error_key: true

The decode_json_fields processor has the following configuration settings:

fields
The fields containing JSON strings to decode.
process_array
(Optional) A boolean that specifies whether to process arrays. The default is false.
max_depth
(Optional) The maximum parsing depth. A value of 1 will decode the JSON objects in fields indicated in fields, a value of 2 will also decode the objects embedded in the fields of these parsed documents. The default is 1.
target
(Optional) The field under which the decoded JSON will be written. By default the decoded JSON object replaces the string field from which it was read. To merge the decoded JSON fields into the root of the event, specify target with an empty string (target: ""). Note that the null value (target:) is treated as if the field was not set at all.
overwrite_keys
(Optional) A boolean that specifies whether keys that already exist in the event are overwritten by keys from the decoded JSON object. The default value is false.
add_error_key
(Optional) If it set to true, in case of error while decoding json keys error field is going to be part of event with error message. If it set to false, there will not be any error in event’s field. Even error occurs while decoding json keys. The default value is false.
document_id
(Optional) JSON key to use as the document id. If configured, the field will be removed from the original json document and stored in @metadata._id