Getting Data In

Eventgen - Ensure current timestamp


Hi All,

I have a few existing inputs with EventGen (v6.5.2) and they work perfectly on Splunk 8.0.5.

The use case I am having trouble with is where:

a) The timestamp is not contained in the _raw data (the actual Production input uses the current index time)

b) There are other timestamps in _raw (they are not related to _time, are separate fields).

c) All events in the csv sample file must be ingested each interval.


I have tried both sample mode and replay mode.

Sample mode ingests the data but identifies different date/time values in _raw and uses that as _time, which is unexpected. This is even while autotimestamp = false.



In replay mode, nothing is ingested due to errors where it can't find the timeField (there is a time column in the csv that I referenced).


So how can I ingest all events in the sample csv file while ensuring _time is the current time, and not dependent on any timestamps in the _raw?


Here is my config for mode = sample.


disabled = false
mode = sample
interval = 60
sampletype = csv

earliest = -1m
latest = now


Csv sample file has the following columns:


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