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What is an interesting field?

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sourcetype=access_combined | fields clientip host action status

All Fields
Selected Fields
aaction 5
ahost 3
Interesting Fields
aclientip 100+

status 9

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Interesting fields are key-value pairs that Splunk extracts when searching the data. When you dispatch a search, Splunk will try to identify delimiters such as an equal sign or colon and assign the value on the left as the field and the value on the right as the value. It will then take these key-value pairs and list them under interesting fields if that fields is atleast 20% of the search range by default. You can pop open the fields at the bottom of the selection and select any fields that you want at the top and they become selected fields

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/SplunkCloud/7.0.3/Knowledge/Aboutfields

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Engager

Thank you skoelpin!

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Ultra Champion

In addition, @DalJeanis commented at Why sometimes sourcetype doesn't appear under Selected Fields?

-- An interesting field is any field that appears in 20% or more of the data, but is not a selected field. (You can change the 20% number if you want.)

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@vipmakka, go through Splunk Fundamentals 1 free course where module 3 talks about this in details.

Once you complete the self paced e-learning course you are eligible to take an exam and become Splunk Certified User as well 🙂




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@ddrillic "You can change the 20% number if you want." Where? Which .conf file or Splunk Web page?

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Path Finder

Hi @DUThibault , did you get any scope on where we can change this Interesting field filtering percentage?

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