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What's the earliest date I can have in Splunk?

dart
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

The largest setting I can make for MAX_DAYS_AGO according to the props.conf.spec is 10951 days.

Is there anything I can do if I have data prior to 1984?

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martin_mueller
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

You can just set it to -1.

[oldstuff]
MAX_DAYS_AGO = -1

alt text

The props.conf reference doesn't mention that, so I'm not sure if there's any caveat around this.

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hemmerling
Engager

When adding data, You may set at
"Set Source Type", section "Advanced"

Name = MAX_DAYS_AGO
Value = -1

If you know about
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_time
you might expect that
1970-01-01
is the earliest date we can have in Splunk.

At least on Windows, indeed, the earliest date for Splunk is
1971-01-01
and not 1970-01-01 and even not 1970-12-31

PS: ISO date format is easily recognized by the pattern

Section "Timestamp"
Field: Timestamp format
Value: %Y-%m-%d

Sincerely
Rolf

martin_mueller
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

You can just set it to -1.

[oldstuff]
MAX_DAYS_AGO = -1

alt text

The props.conf reference doesn't mention that, so I'm not sure if there's any caveat around this.

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