You can “clean” the data in the notification using regex filters. If you add a regex filter, it will select for the data you want to include in the alert output.

There is no danger that a regex filter will disrupt the notification.

  • If the regex matches the relevant data, you will see only the desired results.
  • If the regex does not match, the filter will be disregarded and the alert output will include the full value, unaltered.

Example for regex filters

When creating a regex filter, you need to take into account all of the characters proceeding the one you’re trying to filter.

The custom output will display the data that is matched in the capture group(s) of the regular expression.

Value Regex filter Output
logzio-support-host-1 logzio-(.*) support-host-1
logzio-support-host-1 (.*)-support(.*) logzio-host-1
logzio-support-host-1 .*(\d+) 1

For example, if you have a hostname that is “logzio-support-host-1”, then a regular expression of logzio-(.*) will give you “support-host-1”.

You could also capture multiple parts of a string, for example, if you run (.*)-support(.*) on the previous example, you will get “logzio-host-1”. This is because the first capture group matches the “logzio” and the second capture group matches the “-host-1” and the results are concatenated in the field.

Let’s say you only want to capture the “1” from “logzio-support-host-1” then you can use .*(\d+), this will match any character up until the first number and will capture that number.