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earliest_time in POST call versus earliest in query itself

Path Finder

I am sending a POST call to the REST endpoint search/jobs with following parameters:

    'output_mode': 'json',
    'earliest_time': '-7d',
    'latest_time': '-1d',
    'exec_mode': 'oneshot',
    'search': 'search index=ind status=FAIL | table error, sim_time'

If, instead of above, I send:

    'output_mode': 'json',
    'exec_mode': 'oneshot',
    'search': 'search index=ind earliest=-7d@d latest=-1d@d status=FAIL | table error, sim_time'

Is there a difference? In terms of performance, load on server, correctness etc.

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Aside from the fact that you're snapping to the day in one search and not the other, there should be no difference in performance.

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Aside from the fact that you're snapping to the day in one search and not the other, there should be no difference in performance.

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Path Finder

Sorry, I missed the @d in one search! Both searches are supposed to be the same. No difference sounds great!

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

You can always test both 10-20 times and avaerage the results. The _internal index has data related to how long the searches took.

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