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macro with localop?

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Is there any way to start a macro with a generator command? I get the error "The command must be the first command of a search."

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Vincent,

You can have macros that make use of generating commands, but the error is likely correct in that certain search commands (i.e. metadata) must be the first command of a search.

## macros.conf
[metadata]
definition = metadata type=hosts index=*
iseval = 0

## search
| `metadata`

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Vincent,

You can have macros that make use of generating commands, but the error is likely correct in that certain search commands (i.e. metadata) must be the first command of a search.

## macros.conf
[metadata]
definition = metadata type=hosts index=*
iseval = 0

## search
| `metadata`

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

It is lame. Can you do it if you make it into an iseval=1 definition returning a string?

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Contributor

We figured that out, but it's kinda lame. It'd be nice to have the pipe in the definition.

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