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How to reformat timestamp in SYSLOG _raw

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SYSLOG often sends the timestamp in the older format (e.g. Jul 11 14:23:32).  Unfortunately, that format does not have a year or timezone.  I know that Splunk has logic to 'figure' it out, but I need to have it reformatted to the following:

  YYYY-MM-DDTHH:mm:ss<GMT offset>


Is there a way to accomplish this with INGEST_EVAL or other method?  If so how is it done?  This should change the _raw event(that is, this is not a search time question).  Kind of like a mask.

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Hi @dokaas_2,

I know two solutions:

a pre-parsing script that reformat your logs before Splunk ingest them.

the SEDCMD command.



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