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Websites that describes about Interesting Fields?

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Is there a website on Splunk docs that describe about interesting fields and what each field is about? I did research on trying to find what these field names are but still I do not know what they do. Some of the interesting fields I do not understand are RecordNumber and package.

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There can be no such Splunk document. Field names and their contents vary wildly depending on the source of the data. To find out what a 'RecordNumber' or a 'package' is you would have to consult the documentation of the product that produced those fields.

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There can be no such Splunk document. Field names and their contents vary wildly depending on the source of the data. To find out what a 'RecordNumber' or a 'package' is you would have to consult the documentation of the product that produced those fields.

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Basically just look at where the information form that product is coming from in order to make sense of what that field name is about. Sometimes with the documentation I see these fields being used like the other people know what that person means and question how they do know what there purpose of their function.

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Basically, yes. Product documentation is often written for people already familiar with the product (not so much with Spunk) so it helps to find a person with experience using that product to help you make sense of the data.

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Thanks for the help.

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Interesting fields, are just the other fields extracted from the events.

Information on the fields extracted from an event, if available, would be found in the documentation of the add-on used to extract the fields.

You may need to go back to the documentation of the application/appliance/etc producing the events.

NOTE: Some sourcetype, like weblogs that contain text that gets recognized as key=value pairs. For example a CGI web request :

/en-US/app/search/search?display.general.type=statistics&display.page.search.tab=statistics&display.page.search.mode=fast&dispatch.sample_ratio=1

Splunk by default will extract these key=value pairs, and if enough events contain them, they would show up under interesting fields. Despite the fact that the fields are not actually valid fields for that event.

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