I'm trying to parse log messages that are received from a udp port and insert them into a MYSQL database. My destination in my syslog-ng.conf file is as follows:

source syslog_udp {
    udp(port(<port num>) flags(no-parse));

The parser I have written is as follows:

parser p_logparser{
    csv-parser(columns("<column1>", "<column2>", ...)

I am also using a filter to "discard" a certain part of the log message:

filter log_filter { not (match("<string>") and match("<string>"));};

Ultimately, I want to be able to write the contents of "column1" into a MYSQL database, but for testing purposes I am currently writing to a file:

destination d_file {
            file("<path>/${ISODATE}" template("Testing : ${column1}"));
log {

However, when I open the file that's described in d_file, all I can see is "Testing : " and the contents of column1 aren't actually there. I have a feeling it is because my parser is not creating the soft macros properly. What am I doing wrong?


You don't need the "template" line in your parser. This option specifies which part of the log message you want to parse with the CSV-parser, and at this point that's probably the default (${MESSAGE}).

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