Dashboards & Visualizations

Need help on time prefix


Hi everyone, i have an xml data have this created date that look like this:

<...> 2013-05-16T06:03:13.103 <...>

This is my props.conf file:


So, the problem is at the search result page it doesn't display the timestamp that I wanted. Did i set the time prefix correctly?

Any help is appreciated.

Tags (3)
0 Karma

Ultra Champion

What time does splunk extract from the example above? Something wildly different?

There will be two fields called starttimepos and endtimepos that gives the boundaries/offset from where in an event that Splunk identified the timestamp. Make sure that you've hit the right timestamp.

If you can post a full event, it would be helpful, and also add information on the time Splunk thinks is right, and the values of starttimepos and endtimepos for that event.

Also, you might need to tune MAX_TIMESTAMP_LOOKAHEAD and TIME_FORMAT (although this time format should be recognized without problem).


Ultra Champion

Post a full event. Mask any sensitive data as needed - but please post a full event.

Highlight the timestamp you want/need splunk to understand.

Obviously it does not parse the time properly. There will most likely be DateParserVerbose error messages in the splunkd.log file. Don't know if they will tell you why it didn't work to parse your timestamp, though.

0 Karma


Hi, thanks for responding. Splunk did not extract the time I've set, the time it display is the time that the xml data stream in.

The actual data is as such:


But when included this in my props.conf

It shorten data to:

without the "" part of the data, which is the data that i will be needing to use for my work. Does the line breaking entry cause this to happen?

This is my line breaking part of the props.conf

0 Karma


use MAX_TIMESTAMP_LOOKAHEAD= also in stanza.
try integer=23

-Kamal Bisht

0 Karma


Hi, thanks for responding. Sorry, it doesn't work.

0 Karma
Get Updates on the Splunk Community!

Introducing Ingest Actions: Filter, Mask, Route, Repeat

WATCH NOW Ingest Actions (IA) is the best new way to easily filter, mask and route your data in Splunk® ...

Splunk Forwarders and Forced Time Based Load Balancing

Splunk customers use universal forwarders to collect and send data to Splunk. A universal forwarder can send ...

NEW! Log Views in Splunk Observability Dashboards Gives Context From a Single Page

Today, Splunk Observability releases log views, a new feature for users to add their logs data from Splunk Log ...