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Display Minimum and Maximum values in a Column


I am querying a sourcetype which has a field called _time that displays the timestamp of the event. The format of this field is: 1/9/13 10:10:53.000 AM

Now, I want to display the minimum and maximum timestamps in the entire column.

I tried using the min and max functions however it does not give any output.

table min(time), max(time)

This way I would get the first instance and the last instance of the event from the logs.

I even tried to use the eval function as follows:

table eval(min(time)), eval(max(time))

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I recommend you to use the following search commans after your searches.

(your search) 
| stats max(_time) AS max min(_time) AS min 
| eval max=strftime(max, "%Y/%m/%d %T.%3Q") 
| eval min=strftime(min, "%Y/%m/%d %T.%3Q")
| table min max


Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

use stats, not table.

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I think you may be looking for the commands head and tail.

| head 1 will give you the latest event and tail will give you the earliest for your specified time range.