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Logging the matching objects in a list when a rule fires.

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We have rules in the ruleset that refer to lists that contain a lot of objects that we would like to clean-up.

I'm trying to figure out a way to log the objects that match in a list referred to in a specific rule. I tried using the "List.LastMatches" operand but unfortunately this doesn't work as it only logs the name of the rule that matches (since the rule name is part of the condition for the logging rule I'm creating.). 

For example:

The rule that contains the list is similar to the following:

Name: Bypass Authentication for URLs in whitelist ("whitelist" is a list containing URLs)

The logging rule I've created is like so:

Name: Log objects in fired rule list ("list" contains rule names that I'm monitoring)

Condition: Rules.FiredRules,Names at least one in list "list"

Event: Set User-Defined.logLine = DateTime.ToWebReporterString,IP.toString(Client.IP),URL.Host,Header.Request.Get ("User-Agent"),List.LastMatches

 

So the issue here is that "List.LastMatches" results in the name of the FiredRule since this is the last list it had to match against before executing this rule.

I'm looking for a way to log the object that matched in "whitelist" instead.

Thanks for your help

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Re: Logging the matching objects in a list when a rule fires.

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I figured out an easy way to get the objects within the rule in the ruleset that triggers:

 

In the rule itself, I add an event the following way:

Set Property Value: Set User-Defined.logline2 (I created this one) = List.LastMatches

 

This basically puts the value of the URL in "User-Defined.logline2"

Then in the logging ruleset I append "User-Defined.logline2" to the already existing "FileSystemLogging.WriteLogEntry" and voilà.

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Re: Logging the matching objects in a list when a rule fires.

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I figured out an easy way to get the objects within the rule in the ruleset that triggers:

 

In the rule itself, I add an event the following way:

Set Property Value: Set User-Defined.logline2 (I created this one) = List.LastMatches

 

This basically puts the value of the URL in "User-Defined.logline2"

Then in the logging ruleset I append "User-Defined.logline2" to the already existing "FileSystemLogging.WriteLogEntry" and voilà.

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