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fwmonitor Newcomer 40 posts since
Dec 2, 2011
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Jul 10, 2013 7:44 AM

ExtLists Example



could you please provide an example how to read a local txt file in to a property? I've tested it with this rule:

Rule Criteria:
Incident.ID equals 5


Set User-Defined.logLine = List.OfString.ToString (ExtLists.StringList ("", "", ""), "")
FileSystemLogging.WriteLogEntry (User-Defined.logLine)

the local file placed in /opt/mwg/temp, which is included in "filesystem allowed for the file data access". Should I use placeholders?


  • alexott McAfee Employee 125 posts since
    Jan 19, 2011
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    1. Jul 12, 2013 4:41 AM (in response to fwmonitor)
    Re: ExtLists Example



    from first look, the rule looks ok. Please, take into account that this will produce one long line combining all lines in given text file.


    You don't required to use placeholders, until you have a reson for it - for example, if files are called according to user or group names, or some other variable parameters, so you can avoid creation of separate configuration for every file on your disk. If no placeholders were specified in the External Lists settings, then specification of property parameters in the rule will have no effect.


    If you have more questions on external lists, then you can ask them here.

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