Parses the XML document into a set of complex objects.


parsexml [field=TARGET_FIELD] [overlay=BOOL]
Optional Parameters
Field to be parsed in the input data stream (default: line).
Option to control data-overwrite (default: f).
  • t: Outputs both the parsed data and the original data.
  • f: Outputs the parsed data only.


Extract XML nodes that belong to the root XML element into the field.

  • If the XML node contains only a text node, the command uses the element tag as the name of the field and assigns the text value of the text node to the value of the field.
  • If the XML node has attributes, the command converts the name-value pair of each XML attribute to the key-value pair of the map, and converts the text value of the text node of the XML element to the value of the _text field.

For example, if you parse the XML in the form of <doc><id>sample</id></doc>, the value of the sample string is assigned to the id field.

If the form of XML is <doc><id>sample</id><name locale="en">Logpresso</name></doc>, two key-value pairs of locale=en and _text=Logpresso are assigned to the name field like {"locale":"en","_text":"Logpresso"}. You can easily extract fields from the map inside a complex object by combining the parsemap command.

  "{line: '<doc><id>sample</id><name locale="en">Logpresso</name></doc>'}" 
| parsexml 
| parsemap field=name overlay=t