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How do we test the upgrade for the 2020 datetime issue?

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Based on Which forwarder version sloves the timestamp recognition of dates with two-digit years fails beginni...

We went ahead and upgraded to 7.3.3. How do we verify that we are ready for 2020?

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@danielbb create a temporary index and feed test data with events having yy-mm-dd and other two digit formats like dd-mm-yy etc which you want to test. Also set MAX_DAYS_HENCE to allow future date events to be indexed. If the data is getting inserted correctly then it proves the fix works.

Refer to Splunk Documentation for validation steps: https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/ReleaseNotes/FixDatetimexml2020#Validate_timesta...

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You know, when running - ./splunk btool props list --debug | grep MAX_DAYS_HENCE it gives me $SPLUNK_HOME/splunk/etc/system/default/props.conf MAX_DAYS_HENCE = 2 1547 times. Why so many?

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