Range filter pluginedit

  • Plugin version: v3.0.1
  • Released on: 2017-06-23
  • Changelog

Getting Helpedit

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Descriptionedit

This filter is used to check that certain fields are within expected size/length ranges. Supported types are numbers and strings. Numbers are checked to be within numeric value range. Strings are checked to be within string length range. More than one range can be specified for same fieldname, actions will be applied incrementally. When field value is within a specified range an action will be taken. Supported actions are drop event, add tag, or add field with specified value.

Example use cases are for histogram-like tagging of events or for finding anomaly values in fields or too big events that should be dropped.

Range Filter Configuration Optionsedit

This plugin supports the following configuration options plus the Common Options described later.

Setting Input typeRequired

negate

boolean

No

ranges

array

No

Also see Common Options for a list of options supported by all filter plugins.

 

negateedit

  • Value type is boolean
  • Default value is false

Negate the range match logic, events should be outsize of the specified range to match.

rangesedit

  • Value type is array
  • Default value is []

An array of field, min, max, action tuples. Example:

filter {
  range {
    ranges => [ "message", 0, 10, "tag:short",
                "message", 11, 100, "tag:medium",
                "message", 101, 1000, "tag:long",
                "message", 1001, 1e1000, "drop",
                "duration", 0, 100, "field:latency:fast",
                "duration", 101, 200, "field:latency:normal",
                "duration", 201, 1000, "field:latency:slow",
                "duration", 1001, 1e1000, "field:latency:outlier",
                "requests", 0, 10, "tag:too_few_%{host}_requests" ]
  }
}

Supported actions are drop tag or field with specified value. Added tag names and field names and field values can have %{dynamic} values.

Common Optionsedit

The following configuration options are supported by all filter plugins:

add_fieldedit

  • Value type is hash
  • Default value is {}

If this filter is successful, add any arbitrary fields to this event. Field names can be dynamic and include parts of the event using the %{field}.

Example:

filter {
  PLUGIN_NAME {
    add_field => { "foo_%{somefield}" => "Hello world, from %{host}" }
  }
}
# You can also add multiple fields at once:
filter {
  PLUGIN_NAME {
    add_field => {
      "foo_%{somefield}" => "Hello world, from %{host}"
      "new_field" => "new_static_value"
    }
  }
}

If the event has field "somefield" == "hello" this filter, on success, would add field foo_hello if it is present, with the value above and the %{host} piece replaced with that value from the event. The second example would also add a hardcoded field.

add_tagedit

  • Value type is array
  • Default value is []

If this filter is successful, add arbitrary tags to the event. Tags can be dynamic and include parts of the event using the %{field} syntax.

Example:

filter {
  PLUGIN_NAME {
    add_tag => [ "foo_%{somefield}" ]
  }
}
# You can also add multiple tags at once:
filter {
  PLUGIN_NAME {
    add_tag => [ "foo_%{somefield}", "taggedy_tag"]
  }
}

If the event has field "somefield" == "hello" this filter, on success, would add a tag foo_hello (and the second example would of course add a taggedy_tag tag).

enable_metricedit

  • Value type is boolean
  • Default value is true

Disable or enable metric logging for this specific plugin instance by default we record all the metrics we can, but you can disable metrics collection for a specific plugin.

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

Add a unique ID to the plugin instance, this ID is used for tracking information for a specific configuration of the plugin.

``` output { stdout { id ⇒ "ABC" } } ```

If you don’t explicitely set this variable Logstash will generate a unique name.

periodic_flushedit

  • Value type is boolean
  • Default value is false

Call the filter flush method at regular interval. Optional.

remove_fieldedit

  • Value type is array
  • Default value is []

If this filter is successful, remove arbitrary fields from this event. Example:

filter {
  PLUGIN_NAME {
    remove_field => [ "foo_%{somefield}" ]
  }
}
# You can also remove multiple fields at once:
filter {
  PLUGIN_NAME {
    remove_field => [ "foo_%{somefield}", "my_extraneous_field" ]
  }
}

If the event has field "somefield" == "hello" this filter, on success, would remove the field with name foo_hello if it is present. The second example would remove an additional, non-dynamic field.

remove_tagedit

  • Value type is array
  • Default value is []

If this filter is successful, remove arbitrary tags from the event. Tags can be dynamic and include parts of the event using the %{field} syntax.

Example:

filter {
  PLUGIN_NAME {
    remove_tag => [ "foo_%{somefield}" ]
  }
}
# You can also remove multiple tags at once:
filter {
  PLUGIN_NAME {
    remove_tag => [ "foo_%{somefield}", "sad_unwanted_tag"]
  }
}

If the event has field "somefield" == "hello" this filter, on success, would remove the tag foo_hello if it is present. The second example would remove a sad, unwanted tag as well.