parseXml( ) Query Function

Parse data as XML. The specified field will be parsed as XML. Specify field=@rawstring to parse the rawstring into XML. If the specified field does not exist, the event is skipped. If the specified field exists but contains non-XML data, the behavious depends on the strict parameter.


Name Type Required Default Description
field string No @rawstring Field that should be parsed as XML
prefix string No Prefix the name of the fields extracted from XML with the value of this parameter
strict bool No false specifies if events where the field does not contain valid XML should be filtered out of the result set. Default is non-strict, i.e. to pass the event on with an error flag describing why XML parsing failed.

field is the unnamed parameter.


If the whole event sent to Humio is XML like this:

<log><service>userService</service><timestamp>2017-12-18T20:39:35Z</timestamp><msg>user with id=47 logged in</msg></log>
parseXml() | parseTimestamp(field=timestamp)

If a field in the incoming event contains XML like this:

2017-12-18T20:39:35Z user id=47 logged in details="<log><service>userService</service><timestamp>2017-12-18T20:39:35Z</timestamp><msg>user with id=47 logged in</msg></log>"\n\n

In the example below the details field is extracted using the kvparse function and then parseXml is used to parse the XML inside the details field.

/(?<timestamp>\S+)/ | parseTimestamp(field=timestamp) | kvParse() | parseXml(field=details)