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Search using metadata returns different results

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I'm getting different search results for the metadata I added to my log events. What did I misconfigure?

Added to inputs.conf on forwarder: _meta = datacenter::aws
Added to fields.conf on forwarder: [datacenter] INDEXED=true

Returns very few results:

Returns all results:

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

In this case, you need to have the fields.conf on your search head (where you’re searching.)

Additionally, there is an inherent difference between a search for field=a and field::a

The later of these is relevant for indexed fields. Search through your job inspector to see how the jobs are parsed differently.

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