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How to get Splunk to recognize the date for data in a CSV file, not the creation time of the data entry?

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Hi, I am new to splunk and hence, just to experiment with the tool I added some bank statement data into splunk in the form of csv file. The date field in the file is in the format " mm/dd/yy". Splunk did not recognize the date field as date, instead it created a "_time" field and has added the timestamp value of the data entry . The visual data distribution shows all data in the same timestamp. I need help to make splunk use the date field instead of the creation time.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

You just need to configure the time when you input the data:

Say I have a sample CSV like this:

time    x   y   z
11/11/11    1   2   6
12/12/12    12  3   6
12/13/13    2   4   6
12/14/14    35  4   8

First, add the data (the file)

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Secondly, configure the timestamp field (optional in this case) and timestamp format

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Which for this example, looks like %m/%d/%y - this is called strptime format

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

You just need to configure the time when you input the data:

Say I have a sample CSV like this:

time    x   y   z
11/11/11    1   2   6
12/12/12    12  3   6
12/13/13    2   4   6
12/14/14    35  4   8

First, add the data (the file)

alt text

Secondly, configure the timestamp field (optional in this case) and timestamp format

alt text

Which for this example, looks like %m/%d/%y - this is called strptime format

alt text

View solution in original post

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

You may benefit from reading on how timestamp assignment works in Splunk

Communicator

That was a really simple fix !! Thank you so much .

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