Filtering and Enhancing the Exported Data

You can define processors in your configuration to process events before they are sent to the configured output. The libbeat library provides processors for reducing the number of exported fields, and processors for enhancing events with additional metadata. Each processor receives an event, applies a defined action to the event, and returns the event. If you define a list of processors, they are executed in the order they are defined in the configuration file.

event -> processor 1 -> event1 -> processor 2 -> event2 ...

The processors are defined in the Winlogbeat configuration file.

For example, the following filter configuration drops a few fields that are rarely used (provider_guid, process_id, thread_id, and version) and one nested field, event_data.ErrorSourceTable:

processors:
  - drop_fields:
      fields: [provider_guid, process_id, thread_id, version, event_data.ErrorSourceTable]

See Processors Configuration for more information.