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Splunk timestamp Milliseconds vs Microseconds

Builder

Hi All,
What would be the impact if i use "%Q" rather than "%6Q" ?
Cause i'm seeing a 20min time delay on Splunk ingestion, is this because of this or not ?

Log Example:
- 2020-03-08-15.31.10.838384
- 2020-02-01-18.25.15.738385

https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/8.0.2/SearchReference/Commontimeformatvariables
https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/8.0.2/Troubleshooting/Troubleshootingeventsindexingdela...

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Re: Splunk timestamp Milliseconds vs Microseconds

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Using the wrong time variable may prevent Splunk from matching your data. At best, it will only accept 3 decimal places.
Since %Q is the same as %3Q, which does not match microseconds, you should use %6Q.

I doubt this explains the 20-minute delay, however. Have you verified the clocks are correct on all systems?

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Re: Splunk timestamp Milliseconds vs Microseconds

Builder

Yes the clocks are correct, maybe it's due to other stuff on their server.
Thanks.

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