simulation.log format question

I am pushing gatling simulation.log into splunk for reporting and analysis.

I have added regex expressions to extract the individual fields of a record.

I used the record descriptions from this SOF question:

Which defines the record format as:

[scenario][userId][recordType][groupHierarchy][name][first/last byte sent timestamp][first/last byte received timestamp][status][extraInfo]

This maps correctly for ‘REQUEST’ record types, but for USER record types there is a missing field (based on the number of tab delimeters), either [groupHierarchy] or [name]

Is the format for USER records intentionally different or is this a bug?

simulation.log format is not documented for a good reason: it’s not a public API and is subject to frequent changes.