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Is there a best practice for using a time dimension with _metrics Data?

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Working with a team that is sending some custom paramters via metrics data. They are trying to include a dimension that contains a data, but Splunk is not accepting of the date.


My guess is that Splunk doesn't like the colon's in the timestamp but a bit unsure. The team wants to be able to send time within the metrics for later analysis using eval commands after indexing.

Is there a best practice for including a time dimension/value within metrics data? (i.e epoch/UNIX time)

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You should be able to configure the timestamp recognition for your sourcetype to match the format used in your messages 

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