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Duplicate values causing conflict - populate radio menu button

LNebout
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Hello,
I have a problem on xml code.
I try to populate a radio menu button. I have all good entries but every time i receive this message : Duplicate values causing conflict
code :

<input type="radio" token="sourcetype1">
        <label>Source</label>
                    <search>
                              <query>host=WIKI sourcetype="secure*.log"</query>
                   </search>
        <fieldForLabel>sourcetype</fieldForLabel>
        <fieldForValue>sourcetype</fieldForValue>
</input>

I think the problem is with fieldForLabel and fieldForValue : same name
How can there values renamed ?
Best regards,
Laurent

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niketnilay
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The is not because of Field For Label and Field For Value being the same. They can be the same search field extracted by you. The reason why you are getting duplicates is because you have multiple events with same sourcetype returned. Out of the several ways you should pick anyone to pull only unique sourcetype. For example the following should give unique sourcetype through dedup command.

 <input type="radio" token="sourcetype1">
         <label>Source</label>
                     <search>
                               <query>host=WIKI sourcetype="secure*.log"
| dedup sourcetype
| sort sourcetype
| table sourcetype</query>
                    </search>
         <fieldForLabel>sourcetype</fieldForLabel>
         <fieldForValue>sourcetype</fieldForValue>
 </input>

The purpose of Label and Value fields being different is to allow you to Display something meaningful to users through label and use hidden Value for performing actual search. For example if you search returns AccountName and AccountNumber. You can choose AccountName as Label and AccountNumber as Value.

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LNebout
Path Finder

Thanks niketnilay ^_^
That works perfectly !!!!
Laurent

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DalJeanis
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Please accept the answer that worked, and move this "answer" to be a comment on that answer.

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niketnilay
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The is not because of Field For Label and Field For Value being the same. They can be the same search field extracted by you. The reason why you are getting duplicates is because you have multiple events with same sourcetype returned. Out of the several ways you should pick anyone to pull only unique sourcetype. For example the following should give unique sourcetype through dedup command.

 <input type="radio" token="sourcetype1">
         <label>Source</label>
                     <search>
                               <query>host=WIKI sourcetype="secure*.log"
| dedup sourcetype
| sort sourcetype
| table sourcetype</query>
                    </search>
         <fieldForLabel>sourcetype</fieldForLabel>
         <fieldForValue>sourcetype</fieldForValue>
 </input>

The purpose of Label and Value fields being different is to allow you to Display something meaningful to users through label and use hidden Value for performing actual search. For example if you search returns AccountName and AccountNumber. You can choose AccountName as Label and AccountNumber as Value.

____________________________________________
| makeresults | eval message= "Happy Splunking!!!"

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niketnilay
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@LNebout, Kindly accept the answer if this solved the issue you were facing. If not please let me know.

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LNebout
Path Finder

@niketnilay, sorry I had forgot to accept the answer ('^_^)

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LNebout
Path Finder

@niketnilay
Works perfectly,
thanks

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niketnilay
Legend

@LNebout ... I think you missed accepting the answer 🙂 You should choose Accept Answer option from bolt icon next to my Answer (only you will have that option since you posted the question).

In any case glad that the issue is actually resolved.

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