I have many log files that look like the one below. The first one is the unix time in milliseconds. The second one is the dimension and the third and fourth are the metrics I would like to store in a metrics-index.
So my questoin is how do I need to change the config files in order to save this data in a metric store?
date,type,price,amount 1440720037000,b,201.49,0.1 1440720037000,b,201.48,0.1 1440720037000,b,201.08,6.539 1440720037000,b,200.98132,0.8 1440720037000,b,200.95858,11.031 1440720037000,b,200.87032,0.01 1440720037000,b,200.77788,10.354 1440720037000,b,200.77,0.1 1440720037000,b,200.59735,10.366
See the Metrics manual (http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/7.0.1/Metrics/GetMetricsInOther) for a description of the expected format of metrics inputs.
Yes I saw this, but the question is how can I create two events from one line as the metric entry only allows one numerical value. Or I am getting it wrong? That's why I am asking for specific config. Thanks
As Rich stated... you cannot do what you want. I've fought this for months 🙂
Your best bet is using JSON via HEC but if you want to use CSV you will need 1 line for each metric in the format specified in the doc.
The format of a metric index is fixed. Your data must be in that format. If you can't make your data fit the established schema then you'll have to use an event index.