Route

Split a stream of events into multiple sub-streams based on user-supplied conditions

status: stable egress: stream state: stateless previously known as: swimlanes
Splits a stream of events into multiple sub-streams based on a set of conditions.

Alias

This component was previously called the swimlanes transform. Make sure to update your Vector configuration to accommodate the name change:

[transforms.my_route_transform]
+type = "route"
-type = "swimlanes"

Configuration

Example configurations

{
  "transforms": {
    "my_transform_id": {
      "type": "route",
      "inputs": [
        "my-source-or-transform-id"
      ],
      "route": null
    }
  }
}
[transforms.my_transform_id]
type = "route"
inputs = [ "my-source-or-transform-id" ]
---
transforms:
  my_transform_id:
    type: route
    inputs:
      - my-source-or-transform-id
    route: null
{
  "transforms": {
    "my_transform_id": {
      "type": "route",
      "inputs": [
        "my-source-or-transform-id"
      ],
      "route": null
    }
  }
}
[transforms.my_transform_id]
type = "route"
inputs = [ "my-source-or-transform-id" ]
---
transforms:
  my_transform_id:
    type: route
    inputs:
      - my-source-or-transform-id
    route: null

inputs

required [string]

A list of upstream source or transform IDs. Wildcards (*) are supported.

See configuration for more info.

Array string literal
Examples
[
  "my-source-or-transform-id",
  "prefix-*"
]

route

required object
A table of route identifiers to logical conditions representing the filter of the route. Each route can then be referenced as an input by other components with the name <transform_name>.<route_id>. If an event doesn’t match any route, it will be sent to the <transform_name>._unmatched output. Note, _unmatched is a reserved output name and cannot be used as a route name. _default is also reserved for future use.

route.*

optional condition
The condition to be matched against every input event. Only messages that pass the condition will be included in this route.

*.source

The text of the condition. The syntax of the condition depends on the value of type.

*.type

The type of condition to supply. See Available syntaxes below for a list of available types for this transform.

Available syntaxes

SyntaxDescriptionExample
vrlA Vector Remap Language (VRL) Boolean expression..status_code != 200 && !includes(["info", "debug"], .severity)
datadog_searchA Datadog Search query string.*stack

Shorthand for VRL

If you opt for the vrl syntax for this condition, you can set the condition as a string via the condition parameter, without needing to specify both a source and a type. The table below shows some examples:

Config formatExample
TOMLcondition = ".status == 200"
YAMLcondition: .status == 200
JSON"condition": ".status == 200"

Condition config examples

Standard VRL

* = { type = "vrl", source = ".status == 500" }
*:
  type: "vrl"
  source: ".status == 500"
"*": {
  "type": "vrl",
  "source": ".status == 500"
}
* = { type = "datadog_search", source = "*stack" }
*:
  type: "datadog_search"
  source: "*stack"
"*": {
  "type": "datadog_search",
  "source": "*stack"
}

VRL shorthand

* = ".status == 500"
*: ".status == 500"
"*": ".status == 500"

Outputs

<route_id>

Each route can be referenced as an input by other components with the name <transform_name>.<route_id>.

Telemetry

Metrics

link

component_received_event_bytes_total

counter
The number of event bytes accepted by this component either from tagged origins like file and uri, or cumulatively from other origins.
component_id required
The Vector component ID.
component_kind required
The Vector component kind.
component_name required
Deprecated, use component_id instead. The value is the same as component_id.
component_type required
The Vector component type.
container_name optional
The name of the container from which the data originated.
file optional
The file from which the data originated.
host optional
The hostname of the system Vector is running on.
mode optional
The connection mode used by the component.
peer_addr optional
The IP from which the data originated.
peer_path optional
The pathname from which the data originated.
pid optional
The process ID of the Vector instance.
pod_name optional
The name of the pod from which the data originated.
uri optional
The sanitized URI from which the data originated.

component_received_events_total

counter
The number of events accepted by this component either from tagged origins like file and uri, or cumulatively from other origins.
component_id required
The Vector component ID.
component_kind required
The Vector component kind.
component_name required
Deprecated, use component_id instead. The value is the same as component_id.
component_type required
The Vector component type.
container_name optional
The name of the container from which the data originated.
file optional
The file from which the data originated.
host optional
The hostname of the system Vector is running on.
mode optional
The connection mode used by the component.
peer_addr optional
The IP from which the data originated.
peer_path optional
The pathname from which the data originated.
pid optional
The process ID of the Vector instance.
pod_name optional
The name of the pod from which the data originated.
uri optional
The sanitized URI from which the data originated.

component_sent_event_bytes_total

counter
The total number of event bytes emitted by this component.
component_id required
The Vector component ID.
component_kind required
The Vector component kind.
component_name required
Deprecated, use component_id instead. The value is the same as component_id.
component_type required
The Vector component type.
host optional
The hostname of the system Vector is running on.
output optional
The specific output of the component.
pid optional
The process ID of the Vector instance.

component_sent_events_total

counter
The total number of events emitted by this component.
component_id required
The Vector component ID.
component_kind required
The Vector component kind.
component_name required
Deprecated, use component_id instead. The value is the same as component_id.
component_type required
The Vector component type.
host optional
The hostname of the system Vector is running on.
output optional
The specific output of the component.
pid optional
The process ID of the Vector instance.

events_in_total

counter
The number of events accepted by this component either from tagged origins like file and uri, or cumulatively from other origins. This metric is deprecated and will be removed in a future version. Use component_received_events_total instead.
component_id required
The Vector component ID.
component_kind required
The Vector component kind.
component_name required
Deprecated, use component_id instead. The value is the same as component_id.
component_type required
The Vector component type.
container_name optional
The name of the container from which the data originated.
file optional
The file from which the data originated.
host optional
The hostname of the system Vector is running on.
mode optional
The connection mode used by the component.
peer_addr optional
The IP from which the data originated.
peer_path optional
The pathname from which the data originated.
pid optional
The process ID of the Vector instance.
pod_name optional
The name of the pod from which the data originated.
uri optional
The sanitized URI from which the data originated.

events_out_total

counter
The total number of events emitted by this component. This metric is deprecated and will be removed in a future version. Use component_sent_events_total instead.
component_id required
The Vector component ID.
component_kind required
The Vector component kind.
component_name required
Deprecated, use component_id instead. The value is the same as component_id.
component_type required
The Vector component type.
host optional
The hostname of the system Vector is running on.
output optional
The specific output of the component.
pid optional
The process ID of the Vector instance.

processed_bytes_total

counter
The number of bytes processed by the component.
component_id required
The Vector component ID.
component_kind required
The Vector component kind.
component_name required
Deprecated, use component_id instead. The value is the same as component_id.
component_type required
The Vector component type.
container_name optional
The name of the container from which the bytes originate.
file optional
The file from which the bytes originate.
host optional
The hostname of the system Vector is running on.
mode optional
The connection mode used by the component.
peer_addr optional
The IP from which the bytes originate.
peer_path optional
The pathname from which the bytes originate.
pid optional
The process ID of the Vector instance.
pod_name optional
The name of the pod from which the bytes originate.
uri optional
The sanitized URI from which the bytes originate.

processed_events_total

counter
The total number of events processed by this component. This metric is deprecated in place of using component_received_events_total and component_sent_events_total metrics.
component_id required
The Vector component ID.
component_kind required
The Vector component kind.
component_name required
Deprecated, use component_id instead. The value is the same as component_id.
component_type required
The Vector component type.
host optional
The hostname of the system Vector is running on.
pid optional
The process ID of the Vector instance.

utilization

gauge
A ratio from 0 to 1 of the load on a component. A value of 0 would indicate a completely idle component that is simply waiting for input. A value of 1 would indicate a that is never idle. This value is updated every 5 seconds.
component_id required
The Vector component ID.
component_kind required
The Vector component kind.
component_name required
Deprecated, use component_id instead. The value is the same as component_id.
component_type required
The Vector component type.
host optional
The hostname of the system Vector is running on.
pid optional
The process ID of the Vector instance.

Examples

Split by log level

Given this event...
{
  "log": {
    "level": "info"
  }
}
...and this configuration...
[transforms.my_transform_id]
type = "route"
inputs = [ "my-source-or-transform-id" ]

  [transforms.my_transform_id.route]
  debug = '.level == "debug"'
  info = '.level == "info"'
  warn = '.level == "warn"'
  error = '.level == "error"'
---
transforms:
  my_transform_id:
    type: route
    inputs:
      - my-source-or-transform-id
    route:
      debug: .level == "debug"
      info: .level == "info"
      warn: .level == "warn"
      error: .level == "error"
{
  "transforms": {
    "my_transform_id": {
      "type": "route",
      "inputs": [
        "my-source-or-transform-id"
      ],
      "route": {
        "debug": ".level == \"debug\"",
        "info": ".level == \"info\"",
        "warn": ".level == \"warn\"",
        "error": ".level == \"error\""
      }
    }
  }
}
...this Vector event is produced:
{
  "level": "info"
}

Split by metric namespace

Given this event...
{
  "metric": {
    "counter": {
      "value": 10000
    },
    "kind": "absolute",
    "name": "memory_available_bytes",
    "namespace": "host",
    "tags": {}
  }
}
...and this configuration...
[transforms.my_transform_id]
type = "route"
inputs = [ "my-source-or-transform-id" ]

  [transforms.my_transform_id.route]
  app = '.namespace == "app"'
  host = '.namespace == "host"'
---
transforms:
  my_transform_id:
    type: route
    inputs:
      - my-source-or-transform-id
    route:
      app: .namespace == "app"
      host: .namespace == "host"
{
  "transforms": {
    "my_transform_id": {
      "type": "route",
      "inputs": [
        "my-source-or-transform-id"
      ],
      "route": {
        "app": ".namespace == \"app\"",
        "host": ".namespace == \"host\""
      }
    }
  }
}
...this Vector event is produced:
{
  "counter": {
    "value": 10000
  },
  "kind": "absolute",
  "name": "memory_available_bytes",
  "namespace": "host",
  "tags": {}
}

How it works

State

This component is stateless, meaning its behavior is consistent across each input.