timestringedit

Note

This setting is only used with the age filtertype, or with the space filtertype if use_age is set to True.

strftimeedit

This setting must be a valid Python strftime string. It is used to match and extract the timestamp in an index or snapshot name.

The identifiers that Curator currently recognizes include:

UnitValueNote

%Y

4 digit year

%G

4 digit year

use instead of %Y when doing ISO Week calculations

%y

2 digit year

%m

2 digit month

%W

2 digit week of the year

%V

2 digit week of the year

use instead of %W when doing ISO Week calculations

%d

2 digit day of the month

%H

2 digit hour

24 hour notation

%M

2 digit minute

%S

2 digit second

%j

3 digit day of the year

These identifiers may be combined with each other, and/or separated from each other with hyphens -, periods ., underscores _, or other characters valid in an index name.

Each identifier must be preceded by a % character in the timestring. For example, an index like index-2016.04.01 would use a timestring of '%Y.%m.%d'.

When source is name, this setting must be set by the user or an exception will be raised, and execution will halt. There is no default value.

Warning

A word about regular expression matching with timestrings

Timestrings are parsed from strftime patterns, like %Y.%m.%d, into regular expressions. For example, %Y is 4 digits, so the regular expression for that looks like \d{4}, and %m is 2 digits, so the regular expression is \d{2}.

What this means is that a simple timestring to match year and month, %Y.%m will result in a regular expression like this: ^.*\d{4}\.\d{2}.*$. This pattern will match any 4 digits, followed by a period ., followed by 2 digits, occurring anywhere in the index name. This means it will match monthly indices, like index-2016.12, as well as daily indices, like index-2017.04.01, which may not be the intended behavior.

To compensate for this, when selecting indices matching a subset of another pattern, use a second filter with exclude set to True

- filtertype: pattern
 kind: timestring
 value: '%Y.%m'
- filtertype: pattern
 kind: timestring
 value: '%Y.%m.%d'
 exclude: True

This will prevent the %Y.%m pattern from matching the %Y.%m part of the daily indices.

This applies whether using timestring as a mere pattern match, or as part of date calculations.