Avro codec plugin v3.2.1

  • Plugin version: v3.2.1
  • Released on: 2017-06-23
  • Changelog

For other versions, see the overview list.

To learn more about Logstash, see the Logstash Reference.

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Description

Read serialized Avro records as Logstash events

This plugin is used to serialize Logstash events as Avro datums, as well as deserializing Avro datums into Logstash events.

Encoding

This codec is for serializing individual Logstash events as Avro datums that are Avro binary blobs. It does not encode Logstash events into an Avro file.

Decoding

This codec is for deserializing individual Avro records. It is not for reading Avro files. Avro files have a unique format that must be handled upon input.

Usage

Example usage with Kafka input.

input {
  kafka {
    codec => avro {
        schema_uri => "/tmp/schema.avsc"
    }
  }
}
filter {
  ...
}
output {
  ...
}

Avro Codec Configuration Options

Setting Input typeRequired

schema_uri

string

Yes

tag_on_failure

boolean

No

 

schema_uri

  • This is a required setting.
  • Value type is string
  • There is no default value for this setting.

schema path to fetch the schema from. This can be a http or file scheme URI example:

  • http - http://example.com/schema.avsc
  • file - /path/to/schema.avsc

tag_on_failure

  • Value type is boolean
  • Default value is false

tag events with _avroparsefailure when decode fails