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asked 2022-12-22 18:17:22 +0000

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Setting up custom columns under a new profile. When I close Wireshark and reopen, the columns are gone. Checking the profile file, they show as still being there.

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Can you update the question with output of wireshark -v or Help->About Wireshark:Wireshark.

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2022-12-22 20:01:12 +0000 )edit

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Rob-GCI gravatar imageRob-GCI ( 2022-12-22 20:07:58 +0000 )edit

Can you share the profile? (export from wireshark, stick the zip file on a public file share and add a link to it on the question)
Is it possible they got added/moved to the right of the Info column?

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2022-12-23 01:48:25 +0000 )edit

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answered 2022-12-23 15:11:11 +0000

Rob-GCI gravatar image

I actually figured out the problem. It did not like adding a column without a label. I had tried to enter a blank column on the side with no header. This would cause the columns I added to disappear.

Thanks for the help.

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Could you open an issue on the Wireshark Gitlab issues page?

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2022-12-23 15:52:45 +0000 )edit

I also re-opened the question, as we commonly don't close questions, so other people might benefit from the solution given when they encouter the same issue :-)

SYN-bit gravatar imageSYN-bit ( 2022-12-24 23:32:56 +0000 )edit
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answered 2022-12-23 14:59:43 +0000

SYN-bit gravatar image

Can't reproduce myself on my Mac, things that come to mind are:

  • Did you have two wireshark windows open and the last one closed did not have the columns in it yet?
  • Did wireshark open with the new profile activated or with the default profile (could e a result too of having multiple wireshark programs running simultaneously and closing them in an unfortunate order).
  • Does wireshark have writing rights to the folder where the profiles are saved?
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I can replicate with duplicate columns - same field added twice. I have see appear to get flagged by Wireshark, but on import of older profiles, I don't see the warning but do get the behavior.

Bob Jones gravatar imageBob Jones ( 2022-12-23 16:07:26 +0000 )edit

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