Options allow you to modify the the contents of the property. Multiple options can be set. They are comma-separated. If conflicting options are specified, always the last option will be in effect (e.g. specifying “uppercase,lowercase” will lead to lowercase conversion of the property value).

The following options are available with this release of the product:

lowercase All characters in the resulting property extract will be converted to lower case.

uppercase All characters in the resulting property extract will be converted to upper case.

uxTimeStamp This is a special switch for date conversions. It only works if the extracted property value is an ISO-like timestamp (YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS). If so, it will be converted to a Unix-like ctime() timestamp. If the extracted property value is not an ISO-like timestamp, no conversion happens.

uxLocalTimeStamp This is the same as uxTimeStamp, but with local time instead of GMT.

date-rfc3339 This option is for replacing the normal date format with the date format from RFC3339.

date-rfc3164 This option is for replacing the normal date format with the date format from RFC3164.

escapecc Control characters* in property are replaced by the sequence ##hex-val##, where hex-val is the hexadecimal value of the control character (at least two digits, may be more).

spacecc Control characters* in the property are replaced by spaces. This option is most useful when a message contains control characters (e.g. a Windows Event Log Message) and should be written to a log file.

compressspace Compresses multiple consecutive space characters into a single one. The result is a string where all words are separated by just single spaces. To also compress control characters, use the compressspace and spacecc options together (e.g. '%msg:::spacecc,compressspace%').

Please note that space compression happens on the final substring. So if you use the FromPos and ToPos capabilities the substring is extracted first and then the space compression applied. For example, you may have the msg string "1  2". There are two space between 1 and 2. Thus, the property replacer expression:


will lead to "1  " (‘1’ followed by two spaces). If you intend to receive "1 2" (‘1’ followed by one space, followed by ‘2’), you need to use




In the second case, the exact length of the uncompressed string is not known, thus a search is used in ToPos to obtain it. The result is then space-compressed.

compsp Exactly the same as compressspace, just an abbreviated form for those that like it brief.

csv For example %variable:::csv%. This option will create a valid CSV string. For example a string like this: this is a "test"! becomes this "this is a ""test""!" where quotes are replaced with double quotes.

cef Convert string content into valid McAfee CEF Format. This means that = will be replaced with \= and \ will be replaced with \\.

convgermuml Converts German Umlaut characters to their official replacement sequence (e.g. “ö” –> “oe”)

localtime Now you can print the Time with localtime format by using %variable:::localtime%

nomatchblank If this is used, the Property Replacer will return an empty string if the FromPos or ToPos is not found.

replacepercent This option replaces all % occurrences with a double %%, which is needed for the property replacer engine in case that a string is reprocessed. This is needed because the percent sign is a special character for the property replacer. Once the property is processed, the double %% become automatically one %.

toipv4address Property string will be converted into IPv4 Address format if possible.

toipv6address Property string will be converted into IPv6 Address format if possible.

* = control characters like e.g. carriage return, line feed, tab, …

Important: All option values are case-sensitive. So “uxTimeStamp” works while “uxtimestamp” is an invalid option!