Runs a script written in Groovy.


Required Parameter
Name of the class you want to execute.


Groovy is a dynamic object-oriented language developed with influence from languages such as Python and Ruby and runs on the JVM. The script file must meet the following constraints to be executed:

  • You need to specify the script file name in the following format: CLASS_NAME.groovy
  • The script files SHOULD be in data/araqne-logdb-groovy/query_scripts in the directory where Logpresso is installed.
  • You need to import and use the package provided by Logpresso. Use the following packages as needed.
    • groovy.transform.CompileStatic
    • org.araqne.logdb.groovy.GroovyQueryScript (required)
    • org.araqne.logdb.QueryStopReason
    • org.araqne.logdb.Row (required)
    • org.araqne.logdb.RowBatch
    • org.araqne.logdb.RowPipe

To improve the performance of Groovy scripts, refer to the following:

  • Avoid using string processing methods as much as possible. As the number of string objects increases, garbage collection occurs more frequently in the JVM.
  • Avoid using the split() and tokenize() methods as much as possible.
    • split() is very slow because it uses a regular expression internally.
    • Use indexOf() or substring() instead. Although the code is longer, it provides better processing performance.
  • Avoid using Pattern.compile(). Reusing the Matcher instance by calling Matcher.reset() provides better performance.
  • DO NOT use exceptions for the normal flow of control
    • If exceptions occur frequently, processing performance becomes significantly slower.
    • If possible, handle possible error cases through conditional testing.


Save the following script as ToAscii.groovy in data/araqne-logdb-groovy/query_scripts in the directory where Logpresso is installed.

import groovy.transform.CompileStatic;
import org.araqne.logdb.Row;
import org.araqne.logdb.groovy.GroovyQueryScript;

class ToAscii extends GroovyQueryScript {
  def void onRow(Row row) {
    byte[] payload = row.get('payload')

    char[] chars = new char[payload.length];
    for (int i = 0; i < payload.length; i++) {
      char c = (char) payload[i]
      if (c < 32 || c > 126)
        c = '.'
      chars[i] = c 

    row.put('text', new String(chars))

This script encodes the 32nd to 127th characters in ASCII format among the binary values decoded in the PCAP file and assigned on the payload field.

pcapfile /opt/logpresso/sonar/http-2.pcap | pcapdecode | groovy ToAscii